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Old July 15th 05, 09:05 PM
spiral_72
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Default DIY trickle filter

I'm researching/designing my own wet/dry trickle filter. There seems to
be an abundance of info on the net but one thing still baffles me. How
is everyone getting a $15 powerhead to lift water from the filter back
into the top of the tank? I have tried several methods with the 300gph
powerhead I have, but it stalls at 2ft of lift.

My tank lid is about 4ft from the floor (55gal on a stand). I expect
whatever pump I use will need to lift 3.5ft at 125gph or so. With those
requirements I am looking at a pond or fountain pump. Yes?

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Old July 16th 05, 09:18 PM
Billy
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"spiral_72" wrote in message
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I'm researching/designing my own wet/dry trickle filter. There
seems to
be an abundance of info on the net but one thing still baffles me.
How
is everyone getting a $15 powerhead to lift water from the filter
back
into the top of the tank? I have tried several methods with the
300gph
powerhead I have, but it stalls at 2ft of lift.

My tank lid is about 4ft from the floor (55gal on a stand). I
expect
whatever pump I use will need to lift 3.5ft at 125gph or so. With
those
requirements I am looking at a pond or fountain pump. Yes?


Tsk, tsk. Copy-and-paste crossposting.

See replies in one of the other groups you asked the same question
in. g

billy


 




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