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Old 07-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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Advice On pump

I need a pump that will suck water out of a 5gallon jug and pull it 4 feet up to the pump? and then push the water up to 3 feet up.

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Any suggestions? If I use a trash can, what type of gph would I need to pump water up 6 feet with enough power to still have a good flow? Been thinking about a marineland 1200 pump.

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Old 07-25-2011, 12:07 AM   #3
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I use little giants pumps they work great and are very quiet. Most pumps have a table on the box that show the head loss at different heights. Just check those to see what will work for you. Stainless or plastic impellers are prefered
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If this will not be used constantly a cheap sump pump from Home Depot will work, if continuous use I would recommend a Mag or Quiet One.
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will not be used all the time, but used a fair amount i think.

little giant, mag and quiet one. Anyone care for the marineland 1200? I've never heard of the other 3, I don't think my lfs sells these. I'll start to do some research into them.

But for the cheap way pump at home depot / lowes, what are you talking about? I like cheap sometimes.
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Just plain old sump pumps works great just not for continueous use.

Wayne 3/10 HP Submersible Sump Pump - WST30 at The Home Depot
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I have an 800gph pond pump I got from home depot for $20 last week... works great for pumping out of my brute trash cans to my tanks for water changes.
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I like power when buying something, I realy do but

Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour) : 800

Might be a bit much power, 80 seems like a good price to be able to pump distance.

Maybe I should of said this in the first post. but i'm pumping 30 to 50 gallons (depending on what I buy). I need a pump that can do 6 to 10 feet. every time I do a water change either the gravel or a plant gets alittle messed up, just from the water flow of me pouring a 5 gallon jug into it. I'll talk to my plumber roommate to see if there is a way to limit that with vavles or/over flow, back into the holding tank or something, without hurting the motor.

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I have an 800gph pond pump I got from home depot for $20 last week... works great for pumping out of my brute trash cans to my tanks for water changes.
Can you recall the model number/ or name

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I threw out the box and it's not on the pump... it was on their clearance rack... honestly, for $20, I figured I'd try it... couldn't hurt... I've been impressed. It also has attachments to convert from 3/4" hose to 1/2" hose... a sponge pre-filter, and a fountain attachment.
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