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Old 09-15-2005, 01:35 PM   #11
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i have the turbo twist uv sterilizer. i set it up with a maxi jet 200(? i think, it was the slowest flowing i could find at the time of purchase) you put tubing from the ph to the inflow of the sterilizer and then i put tubing from the out flow of the sterilizer straight into the tank to use like a ph for current flow. works very well for me. I was told that the more tubing you add the slower the water will flow. don't know if this is actually true or not. the guy at the lfs that told me that said the for every x amount of tubing you have you lose x amount of gph but if that were true wouldn't it be true then that if you put enought tubing you would be in - gph?
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Old 09-16-2005, 10:41 AM   #12
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don't know if this is actually true or not. the guy at the lfs that told me that said the for every x amount of tubing you have you lose x amount of gph but if that were true wouldn't it be true then that if you put enought tubing you would be in - gph?
It would be true if you where adding extra vertical distance via the tubing. The more resistance to gravity (head height) the water must be pushed, the lower the GPH becomes. Horizontal distance is much less taxing on performance although it too can affect performance if extended a fair bit.

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thanks for the info everyone! I ordered my UV and a mag 1 yesterday. I love this site!
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