Aqua Lifter Vacuum Pump

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Aqua Lifter Vacuum Pump

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SKU: 202310
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Aqua Lifter Vacuum Pump’s unique design lifts water with its diaphragm and flappers – pumping water up to 30” high and at a flow rate of 3½ gallons per hour. Ideal for use as a dosing pump for Kalkwasser, auto top offs, calcium reactors and other aquarium uses.


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The Aqua Lifter Vacuum Pump is commonly used for applications that don't require precise dosing. They work best for dosing Kalkwasser or as auto-top off pumps. This unique one-of-a-kind vacuum pump is designed to lift water with its diaphragm and flappers. There are many applications for this pump: drip system for reptile terrariums, watering device for chameleons and small frogs, circulating pump, waterfalls and dosing pumps for reef additives.


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  • So many uses By C on 10/5/2016

    Used these for years, they are great. One of these on a timer works perfectly as an auto-topoff. Also great for keeping the siphon on overflow boxes.
  • Great ATO pump By Josh V on 4/5/2016

    I bought this pump to use with my Hydor ATO and it works great. Fills slowly which is perfect, as I use it to dose Kalk in my top off water. I purchased this with the ATO kit from BRS and everything worked out great.
  • Positive Review By Jason on 2/16/2016

    I am using this with the JBJ ATO pumping up about 3.5 feet. I would highly recommend that you place your air line tubing into a larger tube that will allow air to get into. Doing this will greatly reduce your chance of creating a syphon if using this pump with an ATO. The pump is a little slow and I did have to bump up the time on the JBJ ATO. But overall it is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing.
  • Very reliable By Phand on 12/19/2015

    I did alot of research on pumps that I didn't have to pump in my ato bucket this one you can out anywhere its not real powerful but it does as advertised and for the price you can't beat it
  • Great cost effective pump By randy on 8/15/2015

    Great little pump. I have it hooked up to a JBJ ato controller, and the controller plugged in to my Neptune Apex. Apex is set to turn outlet on for 13 minutes, then off for 1 minute. This gets around the auto shutoff feature after 14 minutes of runtime on the JBJ controller, as well as resetting the JBJ controller to ensure it runs. Google the JBJ controller to understand these limitations before you buy it.
    It took me a weekend to figure out this combination, but it has run flawlessly since. It effectively keeps 150 gallons topped off.
  • great for auto top off By joshua on 5/24/2015

    This little guy is great for auto top offs. They are durable and cheap to replace which is a huge plus. I've had mine for two years now and have yet to have to replace it. Highly recommended.
  • Great pump By Andrew on 5/12/2015

    Great pump for the price
  • Great pump By Bob on 3/4/2015

    Use this in my auto top off system and it preforms great.
  • Seems to work aspromised By Dr. P on 2/13/2015

    Its only been a few days but the pump seems to be performing as promised. It is very noisy when pulling air instead of water but I don't plan on letting it run dry too much. I plan on using it to dose kalk during my top off cycle.
  • works great By scott on 2/6/2015

    Works great with my ATO Kali reservoir. The pump is moving Kalk about 8 feet, horizontally, to my sump. Can't beet the price.
  • Great product! Highly useful! By wrxcoastie on 2/2/2015

    Works just as advertized and would definitely recommend it to everyone who is thinking about it! Thank you...
  • Good product By SCUBAJOE on 12/6/2014

    Setting up a new tank and works well. Just be sure to put the outlet line higher than the input line else it will still siphon the water out even when the pump is off. I have read online many people making this simple mistake. I just used a 1" piece of pvc going from the sump and extending about 6" above the top of the reservoir. End of 1/4" tubing is secured into this. When the pump shuts off the water stops. No problem.