Where To Place In-and Outlet Pipes ?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Herkimur, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    Last week I ordered my first canister filter, an Eheim 2215.
    So far I love this thing, it is SOOO quiet.
    My concern is where I should put the intake in comparison to my outlet: the spray bar.
    Do I create a round flow/current ?
    Do I place it near the spray bar or far away ?
    I'd like to not have any dead zones since the tank will be heavily planted (haven't gotten plants yet xept what I had already).

    Here is a pic of the pipe placing

    Leave as is even though all of my water lettuce gets pushed to the right side?
  2. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    Just place them on opposite ends. I would place the outtake flow so that it pushes towards the front glass.
  3. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the reply. I left them the way they were since I mounted them on opposite sides like you mentioned.
  4. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    The way you have it doesn't cause too much circulation, as it only pushes the water one way.
  5. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    You guys might me right.
    I think I'll move the spray bar the other way so it'll hit the front glass.
    It's to bad the Elbow pipe can only be faced one way.
  6. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    This has nothing to do with the pipes, but I was so excited to see my cycle has already started and it's only been 2 days.
    We've got Nitrites !

    I do wonder though why my PH went from 8.0 to 8.2 doing nothing. Weird.

    Anyways I'm just excited and here is proof:

    Eheim Canisters are Monsters !
    It took my stupid sponge filter 10 days.
    And my first HOB filter never cycled.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017
  7. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    You need ammonia to cycle the tank. What ammonia source are you using?
  8. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

  9. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    So today is Day#4 and I already have NitrAtes.
    How odd, but I'm not complaining
  10. Hank HillNew MemberMember

    I like putting my heater near the intake so it pulls water constantly around the heater and output it on the other side of the aquarium so there's even heat distribution. I tend to have less problem of having one side cooler than the other on a one heater setup.
  11. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    Oh thanks for this tip, I was wondering where I'm going to hide that bulky heater.
    So near the intake to pull the water into the canister and out the other side?
    I've noticed the heat lingering around that corner...

    Cool, moving it right now.
  12. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    I changed the spraybar to hit the front and I get a lot more circulation, all corners seem to get a swirl and the current seems calmer.