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Posted by danny burstein on June 12, 2011, 6:45 pm

Head over to an auto junk yard and get one of the many 12VDC water pumps
they'll have lying around.

- I'm in the midst of trying this out myself. I picked one up
for $0 (new would be a lot more). Don't have the solar panel yet.
It worked "proof of concept" with a 12v battery...

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Posted by Chris on July 13, 2011, 2:01 pm
Before doing any purchasing, you might want to check out my blog that
covers solar pond pumps in detail:

Do Solar Pond Pumps Work?

Solar Pond Pump Kits

Solar Powered Fountains Buyer Guide

Upgrading a Solar Pond Pump Kit

I've also got several other DIY solar articles on there that may help
you out.


Chris Troutner

system, which we manually switched on when we wanted the water feature to o=

blem is I can't seem to find a suitable pump. Everything I see is either a =
$00 well pump, a $0 Chinese bilge pump made for intermittent use in a boa=
t, or is an AC pump designed for ponds. The only exceptions have been what =
appear to be very poorly made pumps that are packaged into "solar fountain =
systems" with junk PV panels and other stuff I don't want or need.

 running a small water feature in my yard?

Posted by jacky on July 26, 2016, 12:46 am
Try to avoid any bilge pump, RV pump, they don't design for continuous running.  

search "aeo pump", you should able to find a brushless DC pump deliver up to 410GPH which is closed to what you are looking for and add one more for double the flow

or buy from Amazon from the link below

Posted by Martin Eastburn on August 16, 2016, 4:38 pm

I'd go for a continuous pump for a large fish tank system.  When in the  
water, they are DC.   Most have controllers.
Some are 600gpm but there are smaller ones.


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