I am going to be putting together a DIY 55 gal
tank. The whole thing is still in the design phase but I am not here for DIY help. I'll take any suggestions you have on the subject though.
No, the reason I am here today is submersible pumps. Keep in mind that I don't have a money tree growing in my back yard. So, I am putting this thing together on the cheap. I will upgrade most, if not all pumps and such in time to better quality units.
Here is a basic diagram showing what I am intending to do with the pump.
I have found information elsewhere that has said that with this type of filtration, I need to push 4 times my tank size through the filter every hour. More is, of course, better. So, I went in search of pumps under $25 that push, at minimum, 200 gph
. I found these 2 so far.
--Pentair Aquatics Lifegard Quiet One- 1200
--Rio 800 Aqua Pump/Powerhead
These are comparible (I think) as far as performance goes. Both under $25. Which do you folks feel is the better product? Have a suggestion for another? I'd love to be able to afford a better unit at this time, but that just isn't the case.