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Adamw327
06/04/2013, 10:12 PM
http://www.marine-products.com/seachoice-submersible-bilge-pump-750gph-19011.html?utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&gclid=COK5vJaGzLcCFcc-Mgodz2sAlQ


Here is the same thing, with an attached float switch
http://www.marine-products.com/seachoice-submersible-bilge-pump-float-switch-750gph-19001.html?utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&gclid=CIXt0sSGzLcCFYYWMgod7XMAeg

shifty51008
06/05/2013, 12:39 AM
What are you wanting to use this for?

As long as it is sw safe you shouldnt have a problem but i wouldnt submerse the pump with those wires

silverwolf72
06/05/2013, 01:53 AM
those are 12V pumps I believe

Ron Reefman
06/05/2013, 03:59 AM
Bilge pumps are not designed to run 24/7. They can do long duty cycles and may run 24/7 for some time, but why risk it? Also, some non-aquarium pumps have oils inside them for better life expectancy. But if it ever leaks, you have an oil slick in your reef. Stick to aquarium or pond pumps.

Adamw327
06/05/2013, 09:01 AM
K thats why i asked! Thanks guys. And i was going to use it for a sump pump, but i will just get an aquarium pump, hard to tell what you can DIY and when you need to spend $$ on "aquarium" products