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Old 07-05-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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pond pump for sump?

Is there any reason why someone couldn't use a pond pump for a sump, as long as it has the lift & gallons per hour needed?

Our local Orchard does have pond pumps. They have a Beckett Outdoor pond/Fountain submerged pump (G325AG20) that's rated @325 gph. At 4 ft lift the gph is 218 gph. This almost compares to the Mag Drive MD5 which is rated at 500 gph & at 4 ft lift of 310 gph.

We're trying to find an alternative to having to mail order the Mag drive & wait for it to come in.

Thanks for the comments & opinions!

John
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Assuming the pond pump has been designed to work with saltwater. Some pumps might have metal impellers or a metal shaft. Obviously in a saltwater enviorment this would not be very desirable.
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Thanks Aaron!

We didn't think about that part. We'll get one that's actually made for the aquarium. So much for trying to find a cheaper way to go.
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