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Unread 03/07/2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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pump for ATO

I will be purchasing 3 sensors from to use in my ATO setup. The issue I am running into is the pump. Based upon the info @; you mention that I will need to get a pump that will run the water from the top of the water level of the bucket (we will use the bottom since the h2o level will B fluctuating) to the top of my tank. 48 in. The hose will be "mainly" straight so no major obsticals except for @ the top of the tank. Would you recommend some rigid tubing for the angles @ the top to help "not" restrict the water flow?

With that being said do I need a pump with a head of 6-7 feet? Do they even measure aquarium pumps that way? I have heard of sump pumps measured that way but not the smaller aquariums ones.


Current Tank Info: 70G-established
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