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Old 07/22/2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Pump Like Aqua Lifter But Stronger?

I just broke the output spout of my Aqua Lifter pump which I was using for my auto-top off so need to replace it. Although it worked well in terms of the setup, the setup could use more "umph" to pump from a bucket on the floor under the tank to the top of the tank (sometimes it would only pump a very slow drip or not at all and required some fiddling to get it to go).

Anyone have a recommendation?


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Old 07/22/2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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How far do you have to go? You can run 2 of them in series.


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Old 07/22/2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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How far do you have to go? You can run 2 of them in series.
From the bottom of the bucket to the pump on a shelf in the stand is 18", then from the pump to the top of the tank is 32". Don't really want 2 pumps since there's not a lot of room on the shelf with everything else I have under there.


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2 would work, but if you dont have the room, you could use a peristaltic pump like this one:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...er-minute.html


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Old 07/22/2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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2 would work, but if you dont have the room, you could use a peristaltic pump like this one:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...er-minute.html
Thanks for the suggestion. A bit pricier than an aqua lifter, but an option none-the-less.


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Old 07/22/2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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i vote for the pump sjm is recommending

Aqualifters are only designed to lift water 30" but the dosing pump can push water up to 20 ft up.


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If you could use a submersible you could use a small powerhead like an MJ1200.


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Old 07/22/2010, 09:24 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, BRS's pumps are out of stock.


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