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Cool New Powerhead *PIC*

Via Aqua 3300 (~1000GPH)

Damn, it MOVES the whole 55-gallon!
I think I'll move it outside, and use some tubings.
It's a brick!


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How are your fish liking it?
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Can you move it outside? I have a Via Aqua, forget which pump model, and it has to be submerged.

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Looks like it's viable. The bottom half looks like it comes apart and there should be an inlet that you can plumb some PVC onto?

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Looks like it's viable. The bottom half looks like it comes apart and there should be an inlet that you can plumb some PVC onto?
Even if you can physically do it, I'd find out for sure before I tried it. A submersible pump relies on the water around it to cool the motor. If you plumb it outside the tank, it can overheat and melt.

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Good point. If it can't be plumbed outside, then best bet is to run it in a sump of some sort, or pick up a pump that can used outside the tank.

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Laith,
They were shocked & awed
But I think they actually like it, my loaches have been swimming against the current now... they're out of shape! (used to no current, plenty of food, easy live)
They must be thinking that they're swimming close to the head of the river...

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Yeah... It can be used outside.
It says "do not run dry", so I think I don't have to submerged it.

Yes, the bottom has sponge filter & can be removed easily.
Inside there's an intake strainer. It can be replaced with a screw-in plug (included).

There are a lot of accessories included with the pump.

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Aquaverde,
Yeah... It can be used outside.
It says "do not run dry", so I think I don't have to submerged it.
am i reading that right? if says to dont run dry, then it should be submerged no?


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It is an inline/submersible water pump
- I'm thinking of selling it now (I hate plumbing! Already see myself going back and forth to HomeDepot just to find the right plumbing parts/tubes)

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Tell me about it. I'm doing that right now, plus have ordered stuff over the net that isn't available locally.

Sometimes I wish I could be an engineer at one of the major companies long enough to develop a product that would be the do-all end-all for the aquatic gardener. I can tell you right now most of the features it would have.

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Nice, How much that sucker cost?
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do not run dry means doing turn it on when its not got water going in the inlet part. Kind of like how your not supposted to run a canister without water in it. Looks massive! Bet that would be a hassle
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