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PP29105 : 291 GPH, Underwater, Hydroponics, Aquarium, Aquaponics Pump – 16W, 5′ Cord

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HOW TO CHOOSE A HYDROPONIC, AQUAPONIC, ALGAPONIC, AQUARIUM, POND OR FOUNTAIN PUMP First remember:
– "Maximum Flow Rate" is meaningless because it is at ZERO lift.
– "Maximum Head/Lift" is meaningless because the flow at that height is only a trickle.

You need to choose an affordable quality pump that produces the "desired flow at your required lift" at the lowest wattage.

Step 1: Determining Desired Flow Rate
Hydroponic Systems – typically flow through a single loop allowing a single pump and need a flow rate near 100 GPH for each grow bed loop up to 120 feet. Flood/drain beds – need 2 to 4 cycles per hour. Fish tanks – need a least one exchange per hour or extra oxygenation. Waterfalls – need 100 GPH for each inch of width.

Step 2: Calculating System Lift
Measure the "vertical distance" from the "top" of the water in the pump tank to the pump discharge point.

Step 3: Pump Selection Considerations
– Continuous instead of intermittent pump duty cycle greatly increases pump life, plus no need for a timer or level control.
– A rule of thumb is that an average pump will last 2-4 times the stated warranty period.
– Best to buy a backup pump if fish or plants depend on the pump.

Step 4: Is A Foam Filter Needed?
A foam filter is not usually needed to protect the pump and the screen cover is enough. If your model has a foam filter and it clogs too fast, best to remove the filter.
– If the screen clogs too fast… get a separate pre-filter, vortex filter or settling tank.
– Micro-algae will not hurt a pump unless it stops water flow.
– Most people buy our filter pumps for the longer 16 foot cord and discard the foam filter.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • ASIN: B006M6MTMI

Customer Reviews

Best water pump ever!!!!

 January 18, 2013
By Anna Ashmore

Great for use a recirculating wort chiller!

 February 19, 2013
By Eric A. Bearce "Eric A. Bearce"

As Advertised

 April 26, 2013
By Michael Kelly

Works great

 June 24, 2013
By C. Austin

water fountain pump

 November 9, 2012
By mr bob

good product

 February 1, 2013
By jim

Great little pump

 August 31, 2012
By lakebum

Exactly what I needed

 February 11, 2013
By W. Petty

Very happy.

 April 19, 2013
By barry poll

Great Pump for the Price

 April 17, 2013
By Nancie F

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