water pumps

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by Nick16, 4 Dec 2009.

  1. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    hi, im in the market for a cheap water pump to aid my W/C's. i currently own an eheim compact 1000 and whilst it was ok on a 240L its not going to cut the mustard on my larger aquarium. i really need something that i can connect tubing to both ends, like the larger eheim models, and something that can pump 2000-3000 lph, rather than the 1000 of my current one.

    any one know of any going cheap etc?

    what one do you guys use?
     
  2. AdAndrews

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    if you were to connect tubing for both ways it wouldnt work, as these type of pumps dont have a prime on them.
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    ahh ok, so how do they work on cosed system loops.

    so what about ones with an outlet that tubing can fit on and just a standard inlet (normally in the form of a grill) - anyone recommend a good one of those. ?
     
  4. Nick16

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    i belive the eheim compact+ 2000, 3000 and 5000's come with adaptors, so that i can have two hoses attached (inlet and outlet) or just the one (outlet) like in the standard compacts (the 300, 600 and 1000)

    am i correct in saying this? let me know if im not making any sense, im trying to get hold of one fairly soonish.
     
  5. AdAndrews

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    the closed loop ones work, as that, closed loop, just like filters do without primes, you have to fill the tubing up with water and then turn it on.
     
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