View Full Version : Where to buy Self-Priming pumps

03-18-2009, 10:58 PM

Anyone know where to buy marine self-priming pumps? Several people are trying to build the top-of-nano scrubber I posted, but in order to put the pump in the scrubber (and thus not in the display), the pump needs to be able to pull water up and out of the display. So far, the only thing found is the Eclipse nano hoods with small pumps built in, and a few other HOB filters with small self-priming pumps built in. But these are built-in and molded to the other parts. What is really needed is a self-contained pump that is separate from the other parts, and which of course is aquarium safe, and in the 70 to 150 gph range (266 to 570 lph).

03-19-2009, 03:15 AM
Hi SantaMonica

The new unit I'm building has a compartment where the water flows into from the pump. I'll prime the pump by filling this ompartment.
Not sure if this helps any.. :)


04-03-2009, 08:28 AM
How to make a pump self-priming:
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forum ... hp?t=44420 (http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44420)