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Old 04-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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Pumps & Filters in the basement below ?


In looking at locations to place my new 110 Show, I've got a conditional approval from my better half to put it in our great room, provided it doesn't make too much noise. I've heard of people putting the pumps/filters behind a wall if they have a spare room, but what about running lines to a high shelf in the basement? That way the water lift to the top of the tank (it's not drilled) would be about 6' + 3 = 10 feet.

Also, if equip ever leaked, it would be in a MUCH better place, rather than onto a hardwood floor.

Any experience with locating equipment in a lower floor and pumping up to the tank? Maybe the head pressure would be too high?

Links to threads which have already discussed this layout question welcomed.


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IMO you'll need twice the pump. I'd recommend one of the new DC pumps as they run on less power and are adjustable. Good luck!

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Old 04-24-2014, 11:05 AM   #3
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I don't know of too many cannister that can push 10 ft vertically. Perhaps, fluval fx6, but I am not sure. I would be more comcerned with spilling water during water changes on the hardwood floor.
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