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    Eheim 1103 Compact+ Marine Needle Wheel Pump

    Has anyone used the Eheim 1103 needle wheel pump for misting? It has a rated adjustable flow from 211 gph to 713 gph? This should be tunable with the Eheim 2028's rated flow of 277 gph.

    I'm planning on using one plumbed inline (with the flow turned down to the low side) after an Eheim 2028 (277 gph), Coralife 36w UV and Hydor 300w inline heater. I have it plumbed using Eheim's 16mm/22mm tubing, but I haven't tested it.

    Here is what it looks like on Eheim's site. Mine is part number 1103310 and this one's part number is 1003310, but it has the same specs. I wonder if this is a typo?? Anyway here it is: http://www.eheim.com/products/detail...ct-Marine-pump and one more Eheim 1103 link: http://www.eheim.de/eheim/inhalte/in...ail_28399_ehen and a 3reef link: http://www.3reef.com/forums/protein-...ump-72232.html





    Last edited by Left C; 02-28-2012 at 09:17 PM.

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    I ended up connecting it to an Eheim Pro II 2028 rated at 277 gph. I really like this pump. It does a very good job. It is a shame that it sells for $180 to $200. If it was much cheaper, I would gladly recommend it.

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    Hi Left C,

    As an FYI I ordered two from the Dr......

    The order was just delivered and they sent me.............

    Two repair kits for some type of AIR pump.....Needless to say I was a bit disappointed...

    Best part is the customer service rep was trying to determine what they had sent me, but COULD NOT MAKE USE OF THE UPC/BAR code info on the part label!

    Looking now for someone else that carries it. I saw a web retailer for 176 ea but I have never done business with them before and will need to check them out if possible...
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

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    What a bummer! That sure is weird! I don't see the 1103 pumps listed on the Drs site any more. Premium Aquatics had them for $99 in an overstock sale a while back, but I don't see them listed at all now. I hope that you are able to get them. I really like mine.

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    I found them at AquariumSpecialty.com for $182: http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/wav...h-needle-wheel

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    Question: if using this pump inline with Eheim canister, how/where do you connect the CO2 line?

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    These 1103's are being closed out at various places. Maybe you can find a deal on one.

    I really like mine. It does a terrific job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Left C View Post
    These 1103's are being closed out at various places. Maybe you can find a deal on one.

    I really like mine. It does a terrific job!
    If you guys find any @ closed out prices can you please post here.
    Thanks

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    Left C I have a Eheim 1103 Compact+ Marine Needle Wheel Pump for quite some time now. When I used the pump, it worked very well however I remember Jart was having a problem with his. I think he finally realized it was the way he connected the pump that was the culprit.

    I've been gone a while but ready to get my 45C (18x18x18) up and running. I'll be using the pump with this tank as well and once its up, I'll post picks of it in action. Here are some photos of my pump:







    Last edited by dantra; 12-28-2011 at 05:56 AM.
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    Hi dantra

    jart sure had a hard time with his pump. Did he get his setup finalized?

    I have my 1103 plumbed inline with my Eheim 2028 filter using Eheim's 594 16/22 (5/8") tubing. The flow comes out of Eheim's optional Installation Set 2 spray bar. It does a terrific job! I have plenty of flow in my 40 breeder. It is quite strong.

    This is the order that I have everything plumbed:
    intake -> Eheim 2028 Pro II filter -> Coralife 36w UV -> Hydor 300w 5/8" heater -> Eheim 1103 needle wheel pump -> spray bar

    Since the pump is made for use in a protein skimmer, I didn't know how well that it would work as a stand alone unit. This is why I plumbed it inline. The pump is rated from 211 to 713 gph. I didn't know if this meant gallons of water or gallons of froth.

    Anyway, I am quite pleased with it. Mine is inside an enclosed stand and I do not hear it running.

    I did make a mistake when I installed it. I overtightened the intake part where the tubing connects and cracked it. I ended up using an Aqua Medic 15mm x 4mm x 15mm reducing Tee that I had laying around instead. This works fine. I feel like a dummy for overtightening it. I just wanted to give everything a final twist to make sure that everything was good and tight.

    This is the part that I cracked. It is from dantra's photos above:



    Good luck with your setup, dantra!

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