So I dug the pump out of storage and tested it in a bucket. Seems like it will be fine and wonít create any white water rapids. Still going to get a ball valve for it just in case.
I really want to set this up to be a filtering point for my aquarium instead of the HOB
. I was thinking of attaching some PVC
to the intake and stuff in the PVC
with some filter floss or coarse foam blocks cut to fit. I mostly want to lessen the amount of debris that has to flow through the pump itself. Iíll most def be adding some bio media to the inside of the waterfall before the water returns to the tank.
Iíve read on a few places that blocking the intake is bad new bears, but Iím thinking that a coarse sponge isnít going to be that detrimental. Besides wouldnít keeping big debris from the pump itself be a good thing?
My logic has failed me before, so Iím hoping someone else has had some experience with this.