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Old 09-12-2011, 07:58 PM   #11
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I figure he should participate and he can tilt the garbage can towards the end too. Only need him for like 10 minutes. His fish are taken careof my me so he owes me. Lol
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I figure he should participate and he can tilt the garbage can towards the end too. Only need him for like 10 minutes. His fish are taken careof my me so he owes me. Lol
Applying a bf into aquarium maintenance is an important part in the relationship! I always tell mine I'm dating him so I have somebody cheap to lift my buckets hahahahahaha
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Mine doesnt help with bucket work. lol Only the pump pwc's changes. He'll just sit there and watch while I lug buckets.
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Throttling a pump (with ball valve) really depends on the type of pump you have.

Centrifugal pumps (almost all pond pumps and powerheads are centrifugal) are fine to have the outlet throttled, just make sure you don't restrict the intake! Running them dry should be avoided at all costs, damages the internals (impeller, seals etc...) and is noisy as ****!

Completely shutting the valve on the outlet side shouldn't cause any harm to the pump. If they've been designed by anyone with half an ounce of knowledge on pump design they'll easily be able to withstand the shut-in head caused by blocking the outlet, that wouldn't concern me.

As far as throttling the outlet being good for the pump? Well perhaps... I'd like to see some evidence before I believe that, but certainly it's not bad for them

However a positive displacement pump is a different story entirely, but these are seldom seen in pond supply shops!
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Throttling a pump (with ball valve) really depends on the type of pump you have.

Centrifugal pumps (almost all pond pumps and powerheads are centrifugal) are fine to have the outlet throttled, just make sure you don't restrict the intake! Running them dry should be avoided at all costs, damages the internals (impeller, seals etc...) and is noisy as ****!

Completely shutting the valve on the outlet side shouldn't cause any harm to the pump. If they've been designed by anyone with half an ounce of knowledge on pump design they'll easily be able to withstand the shut-in head caused by blocking the outlet, that wouldn't concern me.

As far as throttling the outlet being good for the pump? Well perhaps... I'd like to see some evidence before I believe that, but certainly it's not bad for them

However a positive displacement pump is a different story entirely, but these are seldom seen in pond supply shops!

I got the pump cheap enough; I'll put a ball valve on the "fill" end and just run 50' of hose from the garage to the sump and turn the pump on when I need it and open the ball valve as needed.

Thank you everyone.
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