Good product. By Monsterob on 10/23/2017Monsterob would recommend this product to a friendLooks great. Ill buy another for sure. It fits 2 different sized hoses. You just push it on a lil farther, it gets wider.
Does not fit By Lola on 7/11/2016Lola wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought the one for 1/2" or 3/4", it does not fit the 1/2" tubing I bought from BRS. It works fine with 3/4", but that's not what I bought it for.
Great build quality! By Joshua on 3/3/2016Joshua would recommend this product to a friendVery nice product, solid construction!
Does the job By dmolavi on 2/2/2016dmolavi would recommend this product to a friendDoes what you'd expect...gets the water back into your tank. A few modifications are needed to make full use of it though: 1. Drill one or two small (1/16") holes in the jet just below the water line to prevent siphoning if your return pump turns off, and 2. If you wrap the horizontal part in a small piece of foam pipe insulation, it will completely deaden any vibration. Great product.
Appears well made but does not fit appropriate size tubing By Butchy21 on 2/1/2016Butchy21 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased this to use as a return for my media reactor that I recently set up. I bought the 1/2inch to 3/4 inch size item to use with 1/2 inch tubing from my BRS media reactor and it does not fit at all, making it useless. The item appears to be made well but does not work as labeled.
Multiple uses! By MikeB on 10/8/2015MikeB would recommend this product to a friendThese are great for a simple return. Works great. Looks great. Simple to install (use a hose clamp, obviously, as with any hose on a barb). Zero complications. Done and done.
Additionally, I use one of these when I pump new saltwater into my tanks. I have an old return pump and hose I use to do this, but I have this return jet on the end. So, Brute can full of new saltwater, pump with hose and return jet attached, return jet easily hooks on rim of tank (I adjust nozzle so water shoots directly along the glass to avoid damage to corals or substrate), turn on pump (I use a power strip for an on/off switch) and then, instead of standing there holding the hose for several minutes, I can actually sit down and finish my b.... soda. Keep watch to avoid overfilling, and pull the jet out above the water before you turn it off (to avoid a reverse siphon), and roll the setup over to the next tank, rinse and repeat. This little device made water change day a lot more enjoyable.
Does the job By dave_pr on 9/27/2015dave_pr would recommend this product to a friendIf you're using a 1/2 tube put a clamp around it because it will leak. Another disadvantage is that the u tubes are too far away and will not stay in a single place once you put it in the tank. Besides that, works good.
Easy and inexpensive By Dave on 4/29/2015Dave would recommend this product to a friendI tried this instead of plumbing my own return of a 40G breeder I set up as a frag tank. It was much easier and less expensive than doing it myself. I would definitely use this again and recommend it to anyone trying to soft plumb a smaller tank.
Works fine (but i'm still gonna drill) By John on 5/12/2014John would recommend this product to a friendThese are fine for over the lip returns, but I always seem to have fish which find access to the floor from the smallest of openings. Though a temporary solution for me, they are built durable and will satisfy anyone with over the edge plumbing and skimmer boxes.
These work fine. By John on 5/12/2014John would recommend this product to a friendI wish they had some metric options to fit the 13mm included in some of the Eheim filters and pumps.
Gets the job done By Chris on 5/6/2014Chris would recommend this product to a friendPretty good alternative for anyone who doesn't want to drill their tank or is adding a HOB overflow to an established tank. I was able to contact customer service and they were able to tell me the exact measurements to determine how it would fit over the edge of my tank as well.
Awesome By Brennen on 4/2/2014Brennen would recommend this product to a friendThis this looks way better in person than in the picture. Very flexable and easy to move. Installation was fast slid right into my 1" flexable tubing. Leak free with no tape or clamps. One thing you will want to do it drill a hole in it just above your water line. It will syphon tank water down to your sump if your pump turns off. Drill the hole start small and test it if, it doesnt work go bigger. Clean it if any algae grows on it the holes can clog in a few months pretty easily. Or drill a backup.
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While similar in concept they are not interchangeable. Loc-line is a brand name with its own standard that isn't interchangeable with other similar looking fittings.
This return jet in the 1/2" to 3/4" size will work with your 5/8" tubing. We recommend a zip tie or hose clamp to hold the tubing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The gap in the "U" of the return jet is just shy of 2 1/4", so anything under this should be fine. The ball joint starts at about 2.5", and the actual outlet starts at about 3.5" from the inside bend. Hope this helps!
This can be a bit of a complex question because this depends upon a number of factors including input pressue and acceptable pressure loss and velocity. Ultimately for most practical applications and regular hobby pump pressures, the most you are going to get through a 1/2" ID pipe such as the return jet would be about 400-500gph. For a 3/4" line you may get that up to a bit under 700gph. Bottom line, for those returns you are almost definitely being flow limited by the ID and losing flow capacity from your pump.
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Unfortunately this would not connect directly to the return jet. You would need additional plumbing fittings in order to do that.