DIY ADA super jet concept

rebel

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Hiya everyone,

As you may know, the king/queen of all filters is this one....
https://aquaforestaquarium.com/prod...es-1200-for-90-120cm-tank-with-glass-pipe-set

It's meant to have this Iwaki pump that's pressure rated on top. Has anyone thought about using a pressure rated pump with a canister of somesort to achieve high flows?
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MKII-25...716?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0


The canister can easily be swapped to something commercial like
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Submers...m=123553180641&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Perhaps a larger would be better but you get the point.

Thoughts?
 

Ed Wiser

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I just buy the ADA model.:) Way to sexy. You will need to make sure that the container of the canister is large enough to keep up with the output of the pump.
 

rebel

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Has anyone considered using an adjustable DC pump to power a DIY canister? This way you could get fairly high levels of flow?
https://www.thetechden.com.au/Aqua_Medic_DC_Runner_5_2_controllable_pump_5000lph_p/am100852.htm
https://cdn3.volusion.com/mvupl.lhrfv/v/vspfiles/photos/AM100852-2T.jpg



I am thinking that connecting a pump like that to a water filter housing (CO2 reactor) and your existing canister filter (impeller removed) as a media container?
 

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That is quite a massive @ 5000l/hr pump with matching massive price @ £170. You will have issues in pipework as its fittings are 32mm, and plumbing in 32mm is quite an undertaking, if you connect to existing 16/22 pipework on filter canister you will immediately quarter to flow rate (32mm vs 16mm), thus wasting the pumps capacity and more likely damaging it. Also consider its power is 50W with electricity @ 17p per KWhr that is 0.17 x 50/1000 * 24 * 365 = £77 per year to run.

You would be much better finding a suitable 16/22mm pump to match your cannister and much easier to plumb 16/22mm off the shelf pipework and fitting.
 

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I have a Jebao @ 10.000lph (various other versions exist) and it comes with various diameter pipe fittings. Check out fish-street
 

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