Return line from Eheim 1260 to DT

Nordkapp

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Correct me if I'm wrong but the outlet size of the Eheim 1260 is 5/8" while the return of the Perfecto corner flow kit is 1". What's the best way to set this up? Reduce the "œPerfecto side" to 5/8" and use flexible tubing?
 

Nordkapp

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I don't think the 3/4" adapter came with my pump however I still would need to make it work with the 1" on the DT side.

Any suggestion?
 

aufo8mycat

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I don't think the 3/4" adapter came with my pump however I still would need to make it work with the 1" on the DT side.

Any suggestion?
I use a eheim 1260 for my skimmer feed, i run about 3 inches of 5/8's the have a double ended barb from irrigation shop 5/8's to 1 inch cost under a dollar
 

Perched Urchin

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IMO, regardless of the type of pipe/tubing you use, I would suggest doing the step-up to 1" right at or as close as possible to the pump. The larger ID tubing will reduce frictional loss. I wouldn't use smaller ID tubing all the way, then step up to 1" just at the tank.
 
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