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SinCrisis 10-22-2010 03:25 PM

Small Pumps?
 
Hey all,

Does anyone know where I can find a small submersible pump? I need it to push ~5-15gph.

Mikaila31 10-24-2010 04:02 PM

umm look up the Hagan Mini elite, its technically a filter, but is VERY small and can easily function as a pump if that is all you want it to do. IDK its GPH off the top of my head.

SinCrisis 10-24-2010 07:27 PM

oh good suggestion, thats the lowest GPH ive seen so far, thanks. Do you think 58gph will be too much for a betta?

Mikaila31 10-24-2010 08:28 PM

well it does have a flow control, but be VERY careful with it when cleaning. Like I said its very small filter, and lets just say my flow control literally went down the drain :-(. Even cranked down all the way it might be a bit much depending on the betta, but if you aim the output at a rock or something to disperse the current it then it will probably work fine. I used one in a 2.5 gallon tank and got it too work great for a betta. I found its best to put it a inch or so off the bottom that way its easier to block and disperse the output with some hardscape object.

Mikaila31 10-24-2010 09:05 PM

BTW I got mine from Petco for around $10 if I remember correctly.

SinCrisis 10-24-2010 09:44 PM

Well i want one for my DIY project as the pump to keep the waterfall running, so i might skip the filter media and use it just as a pump for water, less maintenance that way. I think i may just put an acrylic wall in front of it to divert the flow and mellow it out or sumthing. Thanks for the tip!


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