Eheim 2000 flow rate?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by RoyB, May 4, 2016.

  1. RoyB

    RoyB Member

    Dec 20, 2013
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    Manteca, CA
    Just installed a new mini Arctica on my tank. The flow rate for the chiller is 110/160gph. I have a Eheim 2000 pump hooked up. Have it set on min flow 260gph. Have a 3 ft. rise and 1/2 tubing. Anyone know how to figure the flow rate with the 3' rise?
  2. DaveK

    DaveK Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2003
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    Philadelpahia, PA
    Because there are a lot of factors involved, you can't easily compute a flow rate. In addition to height, you need to figure resistance from going through the chiller and through all the connections, and from the pipe or tubing used.

    But there is an easy way to measure your flow. Use a 1 quart or 1 gallon container, and see how long it takes to fill that container. The you can compute your actual flow rate and make any necessary adjustments.
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