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Old 10-18-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Long vs short hose?

My question is it better to have a long or short hose for either inlet or outlet. I wanna have a good strong flow/ current for my silver arowana.
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:35 PM   #2
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The longer the hose, the less water pressure. The pump works harder to push the water thru a longer hose
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So I'm currently having a long 3/4 pvc connect to my inlet (let's say maybe 7.5ft) but my outlet is short maybe 2 or 3 feet. Is that fine?
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Tbh, I guess it would be, but I'm def no expert on hydraulics, lol
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:48 PM   #5
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Keep hoses as short as possible, with a little slack.

If its a question of positioning the filter causing one hose to be longer than the other its better to have the intake as the longer one as it works on gravity so shortening the length is less important on that one.
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So its better if both the inlet and outlet hose is the same length size?
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The hoses on my canister go directly from the back of my tank straight down about 22 inches to the valves. IMO the shorter the better.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:56 PM   #8
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7.5' is really long too, on a lot of pumps that would exceed the maximum head pressure
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As Aiken said. Longer runs on the intake to the canister is better if one need to longer. Always keep the output line as short and straight as possible.
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As Aiken said. Longer runs on the intake to the canister is better if one need to longer. Always keep the output line as short and straight as possible.
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