Splitting the outlet

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Chris Stokes, 31 Mar 2017.

  1. Chris Stokes

    Chris Stokes Member

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    Evening all,

    Has anyone ever tried splitting the outlet hose from a canister filter in two and running two lily pipes into the tank? I should imagine it could be beneficial in terms of increased flow providing your filter is powerful enough.

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  2. AverageWhiteBloke

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    Not totally sure but I think many people have tried this before. I think rather than doubling the flow one cancels out the other so not a good move.
     
  3. Ed.Junior

    Ed.Junior Member

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    They would not cancel each other, but it is way easier to just add a circulation pump.

    From my experience, it is not worth it. Too much work for so so results.

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  4. Zeus.

    Zeus. Member

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    Yes and no, I have split the outlet to enable it to fit to my inlet for a 500l room divider tank. They rejoin on a 25mm spay bar, then the fitting supports the spray bar. Plus the spray bar can easily be removed and can have two 25mm returns - which I plan to be trying out soon.
    Setting up the plumbing has been a bit off a challenge to say the least but flow is good, but I have a fluval FX6 plus an Ehiem 3000+ on independent line.


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  5. akbar19942k10

    akbar19942k10 Member

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    I agree not too mention that you'll have an additional hose and lily pipe to clean on top of the cost of a lily pipe which don't come cheap!
    Get yourself a Hydor koralia nano circulation pump instead, better yet get yourself a second hand one if you can for a fraction of the cost.
     
  6. zozo

    zozo Member

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    It could benefit circulation even tho it might cut the actual flow speed in half.. But over all the L/H will stay about the same.. You should only make sure to use a Y splitter and place it as close as possible to the lily pipes and make both pieces the excact same length and follow the excact same route. Water takes the route of least resicstance, so this should be equal to both outlets or otherwise one will give more than the other.. :)

    How it will work is trail and error. Could do the same with the inlets.. :)
     

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  7. akbar19942k10

    akbar19942k10 Member

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    On second thoughts i guess you could save yourself the running costs of the circulation pump in the long run by doing the split.
     
  8. AverageWhiteBloke

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    Just realised op was running two lilly pipes off one filter. For some reason I thought it was one lilly pipe off two filters :facepalm:
     

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