Flow accelerators

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  1. Punisher

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    HI THERE PEEPS

    I was wondering where i could get hold of a flow accelerator to replace the common
    PVC pipe on the return.

    just a little attachment piece that will fit onto the end piece that goes into the DT

    any ideas?

    thanks a mill :thumbup:
     
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  3. Punisher

    Punisher Thread Starter

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    like this or the ones with the FLAT type piece like a blow dryer attachment... and no, i don't have a blow dryer... ok maybe i do...shhhhh :lol:



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  4. mandarinman

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    Wow i had forgotten about these things. i wonder if there are any still on the market!
     
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    I would not bother with those. I think they will just extra head height to the return pump which is not what you want.

    But if you want to you can make your own by just getting a pvc fitting and then using a heat gun and bend the front part closed. And no, you cant use your hair dryer as a heat gun.
     
  6. Punisher

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    cool thanks. hair dryer( ah man :whistling:)
    but i see some guys have like a black pipe that they use which is flat at the tip almost has round bulges every few mm on the pipe itself, its just a bit more pleasing to the eye than a nice fat blue pipe in your DT
     
  7. Punisher

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    also, any advice : im fetching my tank tomorrow!!!!
    what is the best way to transport a tank, any additions to carefully
     
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    Drive slowly and watch for bumps!
    Asl omake sure its tied dowen securley and wont budge and knock anything solid. Youd be surprised how easy it is to chip/crack a tank.
    How big is the tank, will it need a car or a larger vehicel/bakkie?
     
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  9. Punisher

    Punisher Thread Starter

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    its 1500x600x650
    then there is the wooden cabinet sump and ods and ends.

    im going to be using a single cab hardbody with a canopy on it
     
  10. lil'reefer

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    in cape town lots of our local suppliers have them,try builders aswell, u will be supprised at wat they all have on their shelves
     
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    Those pipes you are looking for is called loc line piping. Good luck finding it in SA though.
     
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    They called LocLines,found a place for you but dont know exactly where you situated. I still use it when doing water changes so the water doesnt blast all over the place but as @mariusmeyer said it ads head height but has a nice solid stream.

    Physical Address:
    Corner Main Reef Road & Press Avenue
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    +27 (0)11 370-2727
     
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  13. Punisher

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    thx a mill!
    you dont have the company name by any chance?
     
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    Can I post it here? Just call them.
     
  15. Punisher

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    lol

    not to worry ill give them a call.
    but thanks a mill
     
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    No problem,I bought mine from the same company down here. The attachment you want you will have to buy separately as they are accessories to it. It does however come with 2 wide and narrow nozzles.
     
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    That is a penductor.

    Actually increasing the flow given by the return pump with adding little head pressure. Works on the same concept of you holding two pieces of paper and blowing between them. The paper will move in closer to each other. With the penductor the sides are fixed, but still have the effect of increasing the flow speed. It creates a "suction" part at the back, pulling in more water to go through. Increasing the total volume exiting the device.

    The only downside is that they are big and ugly. Can check on Idol Marine frag tanks, they are using them on the return lines.

    Sewage works plants also use these devices successfully.

    I do not know where you would get small versions suitable for tanks.
     
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    Yip its a penductor as @RiaanP said. Works on the bernoulli effect. Isn't there another type though riaan? It had 'ductor' in the name too I think.
     
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    Ask @AD Scott. He had some on his desk the other day when I was their.
     
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    enductor.

    works slightly different. But, yes, basically the same thing
     
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    I have 2 of the flow accelerators like the one in the pic, I got them from the UK. They do increase the flow but they look pretty ugly in a small tank, I also got the lockline ones which I am currently using instead, they are quite handy to clean out any dead spots every so often.
     
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