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Old 02-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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How strong is the Aqua Lifter pump. Plans are to use it as a top off on my system. And to have it right below my tank in the basement. I don't care if it comes out slow as long as it works
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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It flows I believe 3.5 gph BUT it is limited to 30" of line. I use it for the ato on 2 of my systems.
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It's gonna be a little longer then that. But thanks for the info. Anybody have any ideas.water is gonna be in the basement and tank is first floor. What size pump will I need to push it up?
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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If you're using it as a top off pump, you just want one that can handle the head pressure (the height it is pumping) and flow isn't all that important. I'd guess you're looking at something that can push a 12' head. Most aquarium pumps have a chart on the box (or at the very least on the manufacturer's website) that show you flow versus head. If it doesn't go up to 12', I'd say it's too small in your application.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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I wouldn't suggest an aqua lifter for this application, you may need something stronger. The best thing I have seen them used for is siphoning air out of CPR HOB Overflows.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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Ok thanks. What about this power head. I got it from a friend but I'm not sure I can submerge it under water.

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That is a pretty powerful powerhead I think. Is that an aqua clear from Hagen. That may do the trick for you.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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This is all I found on the side.

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Please let it be water proof...
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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yeah I am pretty sure that is one of the Hagen Aqua Clears. They are water proof, all power heads are really.
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Thanks Mac. I plugged it in just to see how much power it had, i think its a bit to strong do you think it would be ok to slow it down before it goes into my sump with a shut off value?
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