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Old 01/11/2008, 08:49 AM   #9
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The pump used is based on the amount of water you are going to be needing and how fast it should refill. Also you should keep in mind the sloshing, etc that may result from the pump adding water and its relation to float switch.

I use an air pump into a sealed 5 gallon water bottle to "push" air into the bottle and force it to move water out in its place. I am pushing the water into the back of a 12g nano cube, so a mj400 would be a lot of flow hitting that area. Plus, air pumps don't care about head pressure very much, so the 4' rise wasn't a problem. I get nice slow flow it the back and it stays very consistent. Plus a 5g bottle lasts for weeks on a 12g tank!


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