Tetratec Spares

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Does anybody know of where to buy spares for tetratec external filters, I have phone Tetratec - Southampton who advised me that there spares division was now in Austria on which i called, well trying to explain what you require and all you recieve back verbally is to place your order via the web site - about as much use a ash tray on a motor bike.

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Complete set of:

Water intake pipe x 2 - parts No. 11, 13 & 14
Water outlet pipe 15, 17, 18 x 2 (four section) & 19.

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Parts Diagram attached th_tetra-spares-all.jpg
 

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Thx tired them limited spares available - waiting for new ones to arrive, they too are having issues with delivery. There is a guy on Ebay selling some but he wants £20.00 a set - that dearer than buy them from Austria Inc. postage.

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Yes - is does have to be tetratec. Tetratec water intake / outlet arrangement is far superior to eheim std system. My biggest problem is I am an engineer and I work to less than one thousands of an inch 0.001" and 90% of my work involves being less than the previously stated tolerance. If you dont understand thous, a piece of paper is 4 thou thick = 0.004", so if I dont like something I re-engineer to make it better.

Eg. Last week I got my Eheim 2080 up and running, yesterday afternoon I made improvements to the arrangements of the intake / outlet pipes - prior to yesterday it looked like spaghetti junction on a bad day. So a few clips, additional hole cut in cupboard and hoses cut to suit - now it looks 100% better. Next job Co2 pipes and p-clips.

EheimFilterlayout002.jpg

EheimFilterlayout003.jpg


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hi paul,
is that a co2 reactor in there :?: .if so what one and whats it like :) .
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Yes it is Aqua Medic 1000 with Sera sipax - bought from the green machine. Now I have additional filter media and it also diffuses the Co2 gas and for the first time since fitting this my plants have been pearling.

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Aqua medic 1000 reactor with sipax media - additional filtration & difuses my Co2 gas - bought from the green machine.

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Eheim green pipe is a slide on fit to their inlet / outlet "solid green pipes" - tetra's is a push on fit and the pipe is secured by a locknut - thats got to be better.

Eheim spray bar is attached to the shepards crook by a piece of green tubing as recommended by them, tetra's system has an elbow which attaches to the hook which I agree is a bit boxes and their spray bar fit into elbow. All the joints have "O" rings and in my eye far better.

The eheim filter is superb - but the filter pipes and attachments are poor, not much consideration has been given to these parts, which tells me this is an after thought.


Answer me this question - how are you going to remove these pipe for cleaning without loosing any tank water? as you can see by my pic's I can isolate all my pipes for cleaning and loosing minimal tank water.

As I stated before I am an engineer and engineers look into thing deeper and are always making improvements.

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They are very hard to find I just need part 19 and 2 suctions cups. Part 19 is very hard to find. Tetra service-team are going to see if they can send it me out.
 

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I have both those pipesets not being used at the moment BUT they are for the EX700 so are 12mm not 16mm.

You can have them for a tenner if you want them but I think you are after the 16mm based on your filter.

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Hi supercoley1, I know this is a bit cheeky but if fly fisherman doesn't want them can I buy them from you please as I could use a replacement hose end for my ex700.
 
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