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Hangers for chiller tubing


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I need to run the tubing for my chiller to/from the hood of my Biocube 29. I can cut the hood but I'm wondering what other people do to secure the tubing so it doesn't come out of the tank. I was thing of using the hangers you see on washing machines for the waste water.

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Ok now I'm thinking I should just use my main pump instead of a separate Maxijet 900 and hook the chiller up inline with my system. I've currently got a Maxijet 1200 as the main pump. I wonder how much flow I will loose by having to pump water down and back from the chiller? Maybe I need a little bit bigger pump? Suggestions?

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Here's a couple pics of how I did my BC29. I have a Rio+ 2100 that I put in place of the stock return pump(had to take off the end cover & it fits in chamber #3) then I notched the back of the cover & got a u tube ( like this, but I got it at a LFS. http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=14680)& cut the end off of it & that goes to the pump then I just run a hose to the stock return inlet fitting.

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I think that U Tube would work. I'd like something rigid so it doesn't pinch off the flow through the tubing.

 

Now do I run a 2nd pump to the chiller and leave my current Maxijet 1200 pump alone or do I replace the Maxijet with a larger pump - maybe a Rio+ 2100 (692 gph)? I'm leaning towards a 2nd pump that way I could take the chiller out of the system during the winter and spring when I don't need it.

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I was surprised at how low the flow is at the outlet even with the Rio 2100+ It's not frightfully low. I was wondering if I would need to close down the valve on the Rio to restrict the flow. No, It's wide open & I could use more. I leave my chiller inline all year, it just does not come on in the winter.

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