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Out with Old Filter in with New Filter

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by inkslinger, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. inkslinger

    inkslinger Guru Class Expert

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    Will I did it ! I got fed up with my heat issue with the Blue Line pump , I've added 2x 1inch intakes an 1-1/2inch braided hose and was only using my Nu-Clear 533 an 547 filter and the temp never went down past 87F before the summer heat came now I'm hitting 91F.
    I email Champion Lighting & Supply an was told these were more for RR tanks an not to go over the rim, I was not about drill my tank now , I never had these problem with my old Eheim 2080 filter???

    {They need to have a direct flow into the intake, whether through a bulkhead or from a drain on a closed loop. I fear that the up and over method is causing cavitation of the impeller because of an uneven flow. It may be why the pump is running hot.}

    I send them a pic of the pump with a meat temp probe with 109F reading.

    So I'm selling everything and place my order today for a Eheim 2262. Can I use my 1inch suction screen with 1inch pvc for my intake and my 3/4inch x 46inch diy spray bar with 3/4inch pvc for my return with out any damage to the Eheim 1262 pump?
    Or just spray paint the Eheim Green return/intake too Black color?

    :gw
     
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  2. DanielG99

    DanielG99 Junior Poster

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    Hey how are you?

    I've always wondered why the 2262 looks so inferior to the other canisters they offer.

    I'm going to say that "spray painting" anything going in your tank, probably is not the best solution?
     
  3. Jim Miller

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    Krylon Fusion works well. Let it fully dry.

    Jim
     
  4. inkslinger

    inkslinger Guru Class Expert

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    Krylon Fusion Black Is what I've always use . I'm planning on spraying couple of coats
    the lite sanding an another couple of coats and couple of weeks for drying.
    This work for me with White PVC an Gray PVC.


    :gw
     
  5. inkslinger

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    Can a 1 inch pvc with a 1 inch suction screen be use for the intake for the Eheim 2262
    and also a 3/4 inch spray bar for return with out harming the Eheim 1262 pump?
     
  6. shoggoth43

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    I don't see why a 1" intake and 3/4 outlet would harm a 1262 pump. Bear in mind that depending on the strainer type you could lose a significant amount of flow due to obstruction by the strainer itself even when clean. Upsizing the strainer is never a bad idea.

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  7. inkslinger

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    The suction screen is 1x8 inch. Just didn't know if having pvc up an over the rim
    would cause some pressure an slow the flow some?
     
  8. shoggoth43

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    You will have some head loss on the return and on the intake with the over the top. Two 90 degree PVC pipe bends generally add a couple of feet of head on both the suction and return side. If you're using smooth U tubes the head loss will be a little less. On a 1262 pump you should have enough pressure to deal with it unless you're putting in all sorts of bends and other fittings.

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  9. inkslinger

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    I will just lite sand the eheim green intake/return and paint them with a couple of coats of black paint.
     
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