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Old 07-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Cobalt 4 stage canister filter

May be someone has done what I was thinking or has a clue if this may work or not ..

I have a Cobalt 4 stage canister filter with a external inline pump, it is submerged in the tank like recommended on the intake side ,
I get very little water flow out of the return , at first I thought the hoses were clogged .
my question is this if I added a second inline pump and put it on the return side would this give me a better water flow out of the return with out starving the canister or over work either pump ??

thanks for your input as pumps and plumbing are my weak spot
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I'd love to hear from some-one that has made this work. I don't think I've been quite convinced on running two pumps in-line without a break from what I have read.


When we had the hobby farm, we were always told to have a holding tank between pumps but this may have been different pumps or that our pumps were very different flow rates.
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both pumps are going to be identical Cobalt EXT800 inline pump says max flow 210gph I think maybe more like 75 gph as weak as it is
right now the flow coming out of the return is like shooting a water pistol , thin weak stream
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got a second pump fingers crossed it will work , but first I need to add a set of ball valves
to make life easier cleaning out the canister,
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