Replacement for Tom's Aqualifter Pump (Overflow Box)

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This is from CPR link. Looks like CPR is working with another company to produce a aqualifter pump from another manufacturer sometime in 2022.
 
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This is from CPR link. Looks like CPR is working with another company to produce a aqualifter pump from another manufacturer sometime in 2022.
I would love to buy a couple of backups
 

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Use a pump like an aqua clear or maxi jet that has a venturi. Run a tube from the venturi to the air vent on the overflow
I have two small power heads with a venturi inlet but I like the Aqua pump, I have been using mine for a year with no issues. If it went, I would use and alternate pump until I could get another one. But you're right, there are options.
 
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I have two small power heads with a venturi inlet but I like the Aqua pump, I have been using mine for a year with no issues. If it went, I would use and alternate pump until I could get another one. But you're right, there are options.
Yeah, and I just noticed someone already mentioned it. An aqua lifter is a simple diaphragm pump. I’m surprised there aren’t more options. Personally think the Venturi is the most reliable but a friend has been using this set up and swears by it, after going through a number of cheap *** aqualifters.


you can find it on Amazon for half this price, but I can’t seem to be able to post that link
 

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Yeah, and I just noticed someone already mentioned it. An aqua lifter is a simple diaphragm pump. I’m surprised there aren’t more options. Personally think the Venturi is the most reliable but a friend has been using this set up and swears by it, after going through a number of cheap *** aqualifters.


you can find it on Amazon for half this price, but I can’t seem to be able to post that link
Do you have an adblocker on? Sometimes it just doesnt look like the link is posting but does for people without adblockers
 

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Do you have an adblocker on? Sometimes it just doesnt look like the link is posting but does for people without adblockers
Gikfun R385 Mini Water Pump Fish Tank Motor with 12V 1A US Plug and 1m Tube for Diaphragm Pump Water Air Pump for Arduino EK1912

Umm, idk. Keeps going to Amazon app. Guess if you have Amazon app it’ll work
 

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Gikfun R385 Mini Water Pump Fish Tank Motor with 12V 1A US Plug and 1m Tube for Diaphragm Pump Water Air Pump for Arduino EK1912

Umm, idk. Keeps going to Amazon app. Guess if you have Amazon app it’ll work
worked perfectly for me when i tried the link with adblocker turned off on extensions
 
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I would love to buy a couple of backups
I am looking at a new tank with a coast to coast overflow. One I would like a slightly larger tanks and with the Toms pumps not available right now and the future of getting a toms pump I am thinking of just getting a new tank,

I have had a siphon overflow in the past, and they lose siphon everyone in awhile, this is the reason I went with a CPR over flow.

I have a back up Toms aqua lifter that I am going to put on line this weekend. I did see a site that still sell the Toms pumps for $45.00 There are some alternative suggestion I have found, but the pumps can not run continuously like the Toms.
 

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Gikfun R385 Mini Water Pump Fish Tank Motor with 12V 1A US Plug and 1m Tube for Diaphragm Pump Water Air Pump for Arduino EK1912

Umm, idk. Keeps going to Amazon app. Guess if you have Amazon app it’ll work
I saw this one, and after reading. The pump cannot be run continuously without burning up. Some have said they start smoking, that would be a fire hazard for me and a no.
 

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I was doing to research this week, and would like to ask what everyone thinks about the EcoTech versa pump VX-1. I contacted EchoTech and was told that the Versa and run continuously. This would solve the air buildup in the CPR overflow.
 

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I was doing to research this week, and would like to ask what everyone thinks about the EcoTech versa pump VX-1. I contacted EchoTech and was told that the Versa and run continuously. This would solve the air buildup in the CPR overflow.
Curious, did this end up working?
 

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