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Old 12-20-2015, 07:48 PM   #11
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The design did not protect the air cooled motor from splashing and salt creep. I could not afford one (and did not have a large enough tank at the time to warrant the use of one). I did have a Metaframe Dynaflow 410 power filter. Though it had a single siphon and was less powerful than the Aqua King, one advantage was the placement of the motor. It was located below the filter box and it powered a ~1.5" spinning magnetic disk. A corresponding magnet with fins (impeller) was inside the filter box and pushed water through the return pipe. The key to making it work was the alignment of the magnets which had to be done manually.
Breaking the siphon usually resulted in burning out the motor with this filter design. Unlike today's overflow filters, waste drawn into the filter was not churned into oblivion by an impeller but, rather, trapped intact by the floss.
Please, nobody mention glass wool. I get itchy thinking about it.


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Old 08-17-2016, 03:34 PM   #12
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Supreme Air Pump

I remember that Supreme also made a piston type air pump that used the same motor as the filter. Does anyone recall what it is called or where I can find one? I am tired of the plunger/flapper-valve AC pumps that can not maintain air pressure after the "airstones" start to clog.
Also I have been using the long rubber airstones that have a large metal wire inside to weigh them down. When they are new they are great, but in my planted aquarium they seem to become clogged quickly and need to be cleaned or replaced. This usually disrupts the plants near the back of my tank.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
By the way excellent job remembering the name of the pump, hats off to Fresh2o!!
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I had one of those air pumps in the early 80's , but can't remember the name other than it was a Supreme . Loud as heck , but could drive 5 tanks....lol
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That's it! Fresh2O you are the man.....lol
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That's it! Fresh2O you are the man.....lol

Yeah Google!
That pump is noisy.
We're showing our age in this thread.


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Not showing age , showing experience....lol Yea really loud . I had mine in a 55 gal cabinet stand with a cardboard box over it and a pillow on top of that and wife still complained and the bedroom was upstairs...lol
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