PP12005 : 120 GPH, Submersible, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Statuary Pump - 6W
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- Sales Rank:12,586
- Size:120 GPH, 6W
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
- Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.2 x 2
- Warranty:1 Year
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- PonicsPumps Sells 7 pump sizes. Click on "PonicPumps" below the main page title to see them all. FLOW RATES: 120 Gallons Per Hour (GPH) @ 0' Lift; 95 GPH @ 1' Lift; 66 GPH @ 2' Lift; 20 GPH @ 3' Lift; Max Lift - 3' 3". PEAK EFFICIENCY SWEET SPOT: 66 GPH @ 2' Lift". DIMENSIONS: 1.97" x 1.73" x 1.26".
- 5 FOOT QUALITY CORD: Many pump manufacturers use an inferior quality cord, our highest quality (SJTW) Electric Cord is waterproof, 18# gauge copper wire, molded plug with ground, heavy duty flexible vinyl jacket, resists oil/grease/moisture, abrasion resistant and very good flexibility at all temperatures. UL APPROVED: The file number is E329601.
- EPOXY RESIN ENCASEMENT of key internal motor components prevents unwanted conductivity and corrosion of metal parts. NEODYMIUM IRON BORON (NdFeB) MAGNETS are used in all our electric motors because they are the most powerful permanent magnetic materials commercially available and increase energy efficiency. EASY CLEAN: No tools required to disassemble and clean filter/impeller.
- 6 WATTS - 120VAC - 60Hz TWO OUTLET ADAPTORS : For 5/16" and 1/2" tubing. WATER TYPE: Fresh ADJUSTABLE INPUT FLOW RATE
- OIL FREE, NO EXPOSED COPPER Safe for fish! POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL 205 IMPELLER SHAFT to insure long life of the pump. NO SEAL TO FAIL! Uses wet-rotor design, so no seal to fail that would damage the pump motor. LIMITED WARRANTY: 1 Year, only when sold by NicheNOVA.
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.
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