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Putting 2 filters in parallel....

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by niru, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. niru

    niru Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hi All

    maybe this question has already been answered before...

    I have TetraTex 1200 and a 1000 lph pump that feeds a CO2 reactor, currently separated in the tank. There is a pre-filter doing mechanical filteration & then this water is drawn into TT 1200 cannister & the pump.

    Can/How should I connect the outputs of these 2 in parallel?I am less worried about the flow loss, than any back flow/pressure on the 2 pumps. The TT1200 has very less media inside & hence a good flow (havent measured it, but guess its around 800 lph at least). The pump draws the water from tank, and pushes it out of a CO2 reactor (Aquamedic type). Both have separate spray bars at the output. I would like to combine these spraybars into a single one.

    Any ideas?

    Many thanks,

    Niru
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Make sure when you combine the two outlets you use a LARGER size diameter. You are combining say two 5/8 flows. Do not combine into a single 5/8.

    Combine into at least a 1' wye and then go from there...a larger output will flow more water but at less velocity.
     
  3. niru

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    Thanks Gerry. I want to minimize the tubes going into my tank. Am thinking of combinings the outputs...
     
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