Inline Equipment

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by james3200, 25 Nov 2007.

  1. james3200

    james3200 Member

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    Anyone know of something i could add inline on my filter setup where i could add say for example some purigen, carbon or whatevber needed? This would be ideal for me as getting out my eheim 2260 is a big job..

    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. Themuleous

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    Interesting Idea. Don't know of anything specially, but I'm sure you could easily make something, with some piping and connectors and silicone sealant. If you used some in-line taps like the eheim ones, you could isolate it for easy removal as well.

    Sam
     
  3. james3200

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    Good idea, I have seen a few DIY projects online of co2 reactors, something on those lines would do the job i recon..? But if i could like you say use some quick disconnects, which i already have, and stuff a section of the return pipe with some purigen for eg that would be easy + you would see the state of the purigen if i used some clear hose.. I may give that a go and see what the flow rate is like..
     
  4. Themuleous

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    Yeh good idea. What you could do is as you say just fill a section of the actual filter tubing with the stuff plug each end with filter wool to hold it in place. That would save having to built a container to put inline. If you used clear tubing rather than the green stuff and also perhaps find a way to use 16mm or 25mm tubing to increase capacity? That might make things tricky though if thats not the size the filter used.

    Sam
     
  5. james3200

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    Or... I could just get an internal that i have spare and stuff it with purigen, its only a temporary soloution for the first few months while the tank matures.. less risky too IMO

    James
     
  6. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Better plan ;)
     
  7. Ed Seeley

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  8. Themuleous

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    Didnt think of those, but they aren't cheap, espcially for what they are!

    Sam
     
  9. beeky

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    That's because they have the word "marine" on the box....
     
  10. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Haha I nearly wrote that, Beeky ;)
     
  11. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Too right.

    There is one 'word' that'd make them even more expensive though...


    ADA! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

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