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

Greetings,

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.

Thanks!

Todd 110 Show
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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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