mag drive pump question
Ive been looking at mag drive pumps rather than using powerheads for my project. In all the pictures ive seen of tanks with them , they are laying horizontally. I want to use it vertically, is this possible?(while I know yes it is) would this cause damage to the unit? Shorten the life span? Any negatives id would appreciate. This is not going to be used like a sump but a big hob with the mag pump in the main tank (a 125). about 4 inches from the top of the tank pushing water up and out into another tank (55 gallon) that will have to be the full hight 18(really 21.5) inches higher that will be the filter, a really long drawn out filter.lol. sorry. Thank you for any disadvantages on the mag drive as ive never had one and would hate to waste the money on it to find out i used it in a way it wasnt meant for and end up with a burnt pump. thank you again
edit: i also have a 20 long thats only 13 inches, but kinda messes up my plan have a 40 wide but thats to wide to use where i need it over the tank. maybe im thinking to big. Ive read so much on sumps im overwhelmed. I thought i was just building a bigger filter lol.
In answer to your question -Yes you can use this pump in any position as long as the pump is completely submersed.
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From: Vic dad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 8:07 PM
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Just a quick question, ive been looking at your pumps (ive never owned an submersible pump) for an aquarium sump. but the sump will be over my tank, your pump will be in main tank. in all instances ive only seen the pumps horizontally, can these be used vertically? will it shorten the life span? do you see forseeable problems using a mag drive pump vertically? thank you for any reply.
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