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Thread: Eheim 1103 Compact+ Marine Needle Wheel Pump

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lem View Post
    Question: if using this pump inline with Eheim canister, how/where do you connect the CO2 line?
    There are two ways to connect the CO2 tubing.

    First way: Look at the part in front of the two barbed fittings. It has a place on the side, like a small tube sticking out, where the CO2 tubing connects.



    Check out part #10 on page 2. It is a diagram that shows the tubing connecting part. You can't see it, but the tubing connection forms a venturi on the inside: http://www.eheim.com/files/image/1103_Anleitung.pdf

    From the 3Reef link above. You can see this part when it is connected to the intake of the pump.






    Second way: Another way to connect it is to omit this part and use an Aqua Medic 15mm x 4mm Reducing Tee. You connect the filter's 16/22 mm tubing to each side and the CO2 tubing to the 4mm part of the Tee.
    Last edited by Left C; 12-01-2011 at 10:26 PM.

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    got it thanks

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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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