Mine is a waterfall pump just like that, listed as "high lift" but only at 1600gph. I've got 8 feet to pump up so hopefully it's strong enough. It's listed for use with ponds / aquariums, so I assume it's oil-less.
Happy you got the pump that works well for you!Continuing with water changes every other day. I've got a door panel and a canopy roughed in, just need to paint and attach magnets so they stay put but are removable for maintenance.
Look's like the LED / T5-HO hybrid days are doomed. Fluval plant lights are amazing... but the touch button is their achilles heel. The button is just terrible. No way to determine what percentage you are running the light and if it gets wet or you use it with water on your finger... good luck. But, those can be easily worked around, nothing but an annoyance. The real problem is the electromagnetic interference from a working T5 ballast causes the touch button to FREAK OUT making the light completely useless. I reached out the Fluval customer support on the issue, but I haven't heard back. The light works perfect when the nearest T5 is off, but once powered up it causes this:
So, looks like the LED will be sold and I'll pick up 2 more T5-HO's!
New pump works perfect, easily brings water up from the basement at a respectable rate:
Does the sunblaster interfere just like the other fixture does?Fluval Customer support got back to me - they don't have a solution and offered 1 potential fix: try and move the fixture as far away from the T5's as possible or use something to block the interference from the T5's.... Both of which won't work on my tank.
I reminded them there is actually a tried and true fix... Sell it and go with all T5-HO's So that's the current plan!
They both do, when I had the Fluval and the Aquatic Life fixture on a 90 gallon (resting on the plastic rim, no canopy) the Fluval would still act up from time to time. Even on this tank before the SunBlaster was installed, I caught it acting up once like that.Does the sunblaster interfere just like the other fixture does?
I just upped to six bulbs from five on my 75 setup. For the last year running five I have not used any fans for cooling or anything like that. That said, I do see the water temperature rise through the photo period. Overnight the tank is 23 Celsius and in the winter will rise to 24. In the summer there were times it would go to 26 if I was not running the air conditioning, but typically ended at 25 (my temperature controller is in Celsius BTW, which happens to work well for you).Question for those running T5's in a canopy. Are you using any fans for ventilation to keep the heat down?
Pictures to come after I clean things up.
I have fans plugged into my Inkbird temp controller. They only come on when tank hits 80*, and really only come on for a short run when it's very hot in the summer here.Question for those running T5's in a canopy. Are you using any fans for ventilation to keep the heat down?