- diaphragm pump
I have used two of these pumps as a replacement pump for the weak neptune pmup that comes with the ATK kit. It is super powerful pulling water from my mixing station a floor below my tank. I consider it a must with my neptune atk kit.
This is a really impressive pump. I’m using this as an ATO pump. It is *pulling* through about 30’ of tubing over an 8’ height. Moves just the right amount of water for an ATO and is surprisingly quiet. Really happy with the pump!
The diaphragm pump is great. Its compact and just works!
I connected the pump to my external overflow to maintain the syphon. It worked perfectly and solved the problem of inconsistent flow. I went out of town for 3 days and returned to find the pump not working. I'm working now with customer service. They responded quickly to my first inquiry; waiting to see what the final outcome will be.
Sorry about your experience! This pump is not rated for continuous duty nor salt water applications, we do not have a pump that will work for your application unfortunately.
I replaced my PMUP v2 with an apex version of this diaphragm pump to work with the Apex ATK as my auto top off pump. Hopefully it will last longer than the PMUP did, especially with this pump’s ability to run dry. And if I ever need to relocate the ATO reservoir to another room, I’ll have that option. It is a little bit louder than the PMUP and doesn’t have a smooth sound so probably not a good option if you’re sensitive to sound. I was surprised at first but I’m ok with the sound, and I think it’s a fair trade off for the features and reliability.