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PostPosted: Feb 14th, '18, 05:58 
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It looks too cheap to be viable. I don't feel well today. Anyone know about these pumps?
I'm imagining ways to clean the bottom of our five foot six inch deep (176 cm) FT.
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400 Watt, 1/2 horsepower motor has a lift rating of 16 feet
2000 Gallon Per Hour rating tackles any draining job at a fraction of the time
Oil free motor requires no maintenance
Our pump drains water down to a 1" surface
Compatible with 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" hoses
This pump easily passes solids up to 1/2" in diameter, giving you the ability to drain cellars or garden ponds
Thermal overload protection ensures the pump operates within spec for longer durability
Thermoplastic composite material is highly rugged
Thermoplastic body resists corrosion as there are not exposed metal parts
Designed and manufactured in line with the valid safety requirements

Specifications:
Watt: 400 Watt
Horsepower: 1/2HP
Max Flow Rate: 2000 GPH
Max Lift: 16 Feet
Discharge Fitting: 1-1/4" & 1-1/2"
Flow Rate: 25ft
Max Drainage Depth: 1"
Power Cord Length: 25ft
Max Height:5M
Max Depth:7M

Includes:
1 x 2000 GPH Submersible Clean/Dirty Water Pump
1 x Fitting Elbow
1 x Hose Fitting Attachment

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-Series-Submersible-Sump-Pump-Water-1-2HP-2000GPH-Flooding-Pond/172029421482?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D47300%26meid%3D938b3ce38df94a3aa5a70d19ab53d682%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D182886802360%26itm%3D172029421482&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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Specs: 2600 gallon (347.56cf) Masonry fish pond. 44cf GBs. 200 gal (26.7cf) ST. 15 gal (2cf) RFF. 50 gal (6.7cf) biofilter. Brook trout and Comets.


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I use a similar pump for water changes but it's too hard to use as a cleaning tool, it will only clean where it's sitting and needs to be moved around the fish tank to clean.

I use a Pond Sucker connected to the pump to clean the fish tank. Just attach the Pond Sucker to a long stick and it's easier to control, and the water pumped out goes straight to the garden or a storage tank. Using it in that configuration you know how much water you're removing from the tank, using the Pond Sucker directly from the tap it does a water change and you have no idea how much water is coming or going or what percenage the water change is.

CAUTION USING the Pond Sucker directly from the tap it adds cold water to the fish tank and the temperature change could be a bit sudden for your fish.


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Interesting. Is it real magic?
Certainly worth a go.
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It definitely sucks up rubbish, it needs a moderate water flow to work.

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Ooh I like that! Except that it uses more water, but that could be better than electric in many cases. I use a positive displacement pump to vacuum solids from the bottom of my filter barrels. It works well until I suck up a piece of Hydroton or similar stone. I like it because I can direct it where I need, and I don't remove a huge amount of water for a small amount of solids. I got mine at Home Depot one day and it has proven useful in many situations.

I'm not sure how easy it would be to use in a deep tank though, but it did come with a vacuum attachment for flat bottom "sucking." I think if you remove the strainer plate it would make a good vacuum.

It's a bit pricey, I think I only paid 50 bucks or so. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-0-1-HP-Non-Submersible-Transfer-Pump-ZE00802A/205617257

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Hi john,

It does use water and to keep that to a minimum I use a pump in the tank and not run it from the tap, and save the water, mineralise it and put back into the system or straight onto the garden so it's not water wasted.

I have only used it in the sump and fish tank to a maximum depth of 900mm - 1000mm but I think it would work a lot deeper than that, the water fed in drags the solids into the unit and I think as long as you had enough water pressure it would pull in the solids.

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