Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-12-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Flatwoods KY
Posts: 34
Send a message via Yahoo to Jaymz_Eric
fountain pump experiment gone wrong tonight lol

hey you all know those little fountains you put on your desk or shelf that come with a submersible pump? i took mine apart and got the sealed pump and stuck it in my tank hoping it would do something cool, it didn't, so i decided to take the samll like 1/2 " hose off my gravel cleaner and stick it on the output of the pump to see if i could do faster water changes or tank drains. i hook it all up and turn it on and it starts gushing the water out into a bucket, good deal right? wrong...it was putting more water out than what i could control, for the record i was only gonna take out 2 gallons and put new water back in lol, ended up being a rescue mission almost, that sucker was fast i can drain my tank in under 3 minutes though, all but abuut 1/8 " of water lol and yes i did unplug it at first but you knwo how gravity is, i think i'll revise my plan of attack and try it agian aanother time, maybe have an aresnal of buckets waiting lol
__________________

__________________
Jaymz_Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
Oh well no wonder with a 10 gal tank. Get yourself a maxijet 1200 and use that to drain the tank and pump water up to the tank from a bucket. The maxijet will push 295gph at 0' head but by the time you get it to pump up 5' the flow is down to something like 50gph.
__________________

__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Flatwoods KY
Posts: 34
Send a message via Yahoo to Jaymz_Eric
I have a huge water pump in my garage that runs off gas and uses 4 inch hoses lol
__________________
Jaymz_Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pump, rim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KOI IN A FOUNTAIN martinc9090 Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 4 04-27-2007 03:48 PM
Pacific Reef in Fountain Valley Grade A+++ reefmaster General Retailers 0 09-05-2006 01:44 AM
Is a fountain/waterfall necessary? Jaxom_Ruatha Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 7 04-02-2005 05:12 PM
Fountain question BlueCrystalMan Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 1 08-10-2004 10:17 PM
Building a sump, and need a pump! lol MrWrasse Mid Atlantic & the Virginia's 1 04-27-2004 09:45 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.