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crazie.eddie 11-11-2006 05:45 AM

Water change/Filling equipment
 
Since I don't use my intake from my Eheim 2128 and use the Eheim Installation sets instead, I decided to put the original Eheim intake to good use for my water changes/filling...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25...imIntake3w.jpg

This is what I used...
- Eheim 16mm/22mm intake tube
- 2" piece of Eheim 16/22mm tubing
- 2" piece of Python tubing.placed some tubing (Python and Eheim tubing)
- A 1/2" (size of Python tubing) to 5/8" barb (size of Eheim tubing)
- Python connecters
- Pre-filter sponge, used from my Mag drive pump

I cut the intake tube and connected the appropriate tubing and connectors, which look like this...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25...imIntake1w.jpg

After it's assembled, it will look like this...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25...imIntake2w.jpg

Lots of people use PVC piping, which is cheaper, but I think it's ugly looking and to clunky to carry around.

Bristle nose 11-11-2006 05:56 AM

Good idea! :D

jones57742 11-11-2006 06:03 AM

Folks:

I have wet/dry.

If my current Python "set up" was not "so easy" to use I would valve the "tank side" of the pump in order to implement water changes.

As with my Python "set up" I would use the waste water to water the plants in my back yard via tubing or piping.

I currently use a garden hose with my Python "set up" and move it to different groups of plants as the ground becomes saturated.

TR

pleco_cory_fan 12-09-2006 06:52 AM

good stuff eddie i need something like that

joeshmoe 12-09-2006 09:48 AM

yea me too :D

MilitantPotato 12-10-2006 01:03 AM

Great stuff eddie.


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