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Hello EK Team,

I have a question regarding the EK RES X3. I would like to purchase the EK-RES X3 - TUBE 250 along with the RES X3 and connect it to one of the bottom ports in a vertical position. I see pics detailing the Tube 250 connected to a Multi-Port Top - can I do the same to the bottom?

The installation manual states using the vertical 3 & 4 ports cause significant vortex. I was hoping to add the tube to port 4 as the inlet, and use port 3 as the outlet.

Pic for reference



Thanks!
Edited by MR-e - 8/23/16 at 9:45am
post #2 of 8
The inner tube that you see in the left picture is only doable on the pump/res combo. The standalone EK-RES X3 don't offer this possibility.

Although we need to identify it in the instructions, I would be surprized that you experiment a severe vortex with your 250 reservoir. I'm set exactly like this on my EK-RES X4 250 and never had any vortex issue. thumb.gif





The picture is a bit dark but you can see that i'm using both bottom ports for the IN and OUT.
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I see, that's good to know, thanks Akira! That little blurb in the manual got me thinking so I decided it was best to ask. smile.gif
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I see, that's good to know, thanks Akira! That little blurb in the manual got me thinking so I decided it was best to ask. smile.gif

No problems thumb.gif
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Ah~ one more question! What if I purchased the Multiport Top and used it as the bottom of the EK-RES X3? It seems the Multiport Top has more threads to allow the Tube insert to screw in. This is more of an aesthetics question to utilize the tube. biggrin.gif
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Ah~ one more question! What if I purchased the Multiport Top and used it as the bottom of the EK-RES X3? It seems the Multiport Top has more threads to allow the Tube insert to screw in. This is more of an aesthetics question to utilize the tube. biggrin.gif

It's doable but even with this solution, the internal tube won't be in the middle though.

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Perfect, middle is not needed. The side offset is actually preferred thumb.gif

Thanks a lot for answering my questions Akira - PS love all your builds wubsmiley.gif
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Perfect, middle is not needed. The side offset is actually preferred thumb.gif

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