For bigger tanks owned by more advanced aquarists, the good old bucket-and-faucet technique of filling up the aquarium is not good enough. Its a messy undertaking and it takes a lot of time. Even using a hose is not sufficient for some cases. For multiple aquariums, the best solution is a configuration of connected pipes that direct water straight to the tank. In this way, there are no spills and therefore, no hassles.
In such a setup, the water flow comes directly from the pipe so its best to use a strainer to stop overflow. You can use an Overflow Strainer Pet Store
, which is a small device - no bigger than two inches - that fits perfectly on the end of a standard-sized bulkhead. In this way, sudden bursts of water can still be regulated and controlled by the strainer. At the same time, it stops small fish and other aquatic creatures
in your tank from going into the pump.
An Overflow Strainer is usually made from PVC. It is threaded to add screening properties to it. At two inches long, it may restrict a little bit of the water flow, but it sure keeps your pets protected and the water flows rate constant.
Part #: 270561
Size: 2" MPT
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