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    Default Virtual Sensor for Flow meter?

    Is it possible to create a "virtual sensor" adding up two flow sensors for total flow?

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    Hello,

    No, but you can use the Bypass feature:
    https://www.aquariumcomputer.com/kno...-flow-sensors/

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    Thanks. I am planning on using bypass as the 1” flowmeter is pretty restrictive for high flow rate applications. I am planning on splitting flow using this 2” Manifold Wye and then recombining with same Wye which should get me an even split for the bypass.

    In the link, it states:
    - Avoid installing flow sensor directly in front of any 45° or 90° bends
    - Make to have a straight run in front of and after the flow sensor; the longer the straight-run, the more accurate the measurement

    I am assuming these 2” WYE’s would not overly disturb the flow being upstream and downstream of the sensor?

    How long of a straight run is desired and should it be 1” Diameter as well or larger (less restrictive)?

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    Hi,

    No, that Wye is OK to use as the bend is minimal.

    If you're using a FS9000, the native imperial size is 3/4". If you can get an 8-12" run with 3/4" before and after the FS, that would be ideal as it shouldn't be too restrictive and cause too much of a re-direct to the other side of the pipe where the 2" plumbing is installed.
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    Thanks. FYI…. I am having the FS9000 connectors modified to 1” ID to avoid the 3/4” restriction all together. So will be going from 2” Wye to 1” runs for meter and then back to 2” wye to recombine. I will try to plumb with 8-12” runs in the 1” before and after as recommended.

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