I would think if the impeller is still pushing water, then it wouldn't be affected. To be fair, we need to know the setup OP is going for. How could a powered be put of the water, yet still moving water? If he means like an inline pump, then most pumps are built to be able to work like that.I don’t think it is fine. A power head will make loud noise out of water as it needs complete submergence to lubricate the impeller. It may not burn the motor though since most are air cooled magnetic drive motor but it will ruin the impeller soon.
You're better off looking for an inline pump as opposed to a powerhead. This is exactly how I run my cerges reactor. Check out my journal for more info.Yes, an in-line powerhead, that's what I'm trying to realize. The goal is to drive a Cerges CO2 reactor independently of the filter. So there powerhead will be in the cabinet, connected with hoses, to the tank itself. I don't want to put the power head in the tank because I hate seeing equipment in my tanks.
And thanks for the comments so far!
Cheapest one I've found is about $50 and the reviews said it was noisy. I'll check out your journal and thanks!You're better off looking for an inline pump as opposed to a powerhead. This is exactly how I run my cerges reactor. Check out my journal for more info.
I built my own, that's why. See Critique my Cerges Please
Nice set up I am sure you can find a pump that is not a regular powerhead
That's a really interesting question. I'm currently branching off of my Eheim Pro 3 2075 which is a claimed 330gph filter. But I'm guessing that that's just the raw powerhead and I'm surely seeing much less than that. I do have a bypass valve in my Cerges but that's mostly closed. (I also have a back pressure valve but that's 100% open.)How many gph are you looking for?
LOL, I blew that a long time ago. $30 is a no brainer. $50 makes me go ugh but I realize might need to do that. $100 makes me think what could the money be better used for. So the Eco Plus ones, if they are not junk, fit the bill.Do you have a budget you're trying to stick to?
Thanks, keep me posted.I heard good things about the Eco### line, I just ordered an Eco264 for my setup. ....
We're doing really similar things right now. I should have everything in and setup by next weekend. So I can give you some honest first impressions if you don't jump on it right away.
Oh that is so true.Budgets are just lies we tell ourselves so we can start new projects 😁
And Eheim stuff is so well built. We have 3 filters in the house, a Classic and two Pro 3 2075. Great filters.There's also the eheim Compacton series. You would need to verify that they can be run inline, but Im pretty sure they can.