Alternative to Eheim double taps?

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by zig, 15 Apr 2008.

  1. zig

    zig Member

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    Is there?

    I need a good few double taps but don't want to feel extorted by eheim is there an alternative, I'm looking for 12-16mm double taps. I know somewhere in the distant past I saw Fluval taps but can't seem to find these, anyone any ideas where to look or have you found an alternative.
     
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Worth looking at pond connectors? Might not find the size you want though :(

    Edit: Something like this maybe:

    http://www.seapets.co.uk/product-detail ... y/897.html

    You could have a set of 2 with a short bit of hose between them. Close the taps, losen a hose clip on one end and disconnect maybe? At £1.80 each, plus hose clips, it might work out cheaper. I bet you could find these cheaper elsewhere if you looked, I just did a quick search for pond connectors.
     
  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I had some of the Fluval ones and I chucked them out and replaced them with the Ehiem ones. I found them hard to use and after a while they leaked. The Ehiem ones were much better. I can't think of any alternative that will do a good job off the top of my head.
     
  4. zig

    zig Member

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    Cheers guys, just the eheim taps add up when you need a good few of them, pricey, but I will admit other than price I have no complaints the product works well.

    I will keep looking, forget about the fluval and might check out some pond stuff see if I can find anything there.

    Thankyou.
     
  5. Themuleous

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    Let us know if you find anything, Peter. As you say the eheim's aren't cheap.

    Sam
     

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