Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Koralia powered DIY canister?
I'm amazed how much water Koralias can move, for very little electricity.
My Koralia clone moves 1,321GPH for 12 watts. By comparison, my Magnum 350 moves only 350GPH for 35 watts.
Some of that difference is due to the resistance of plumbing and filter media. To be fair, eliminate those. What's left is essentially a powerhead, and Koralias still beat the pants off of any traditional powerhead I've seen in terms of efficiency.
Ignoring the difficultly of actually building one, could a Koralia theoretically be used as the pump in a highly efficient canister filter?
Or are there any commercial canister filters taking advantage of this?