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#1 Redevilz

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 10:14 PM

Hey all,

I am thinking of setting up a small aquaponics system in my back yard and was wondering if it is possible to get solar pumps for pumping the water from the pond tote growbed.

Thanks

#2 Terry

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 07:05 AM

Yes you can but they are usually low volume and low head height, they do not run at night and your filter needs to run 24/7.

Battery World and Jaycar sell them.



#3 Labcat

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

As do Bunnings.  They sell solar pond-fountains which add up to the same thing.  But what will you do when the sun don't shine?



#4 werdna

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

And the last one I saw didn't self start after a flat battery. So every morning it had to be turned on.

Complete waste of money, should have spent the money getting a sparkie out instead to run a power point.



#5 rx007

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:04 AM

Bump Old thread.

Anybody gone solar? Pumps have low watt & high head height now, cheap too.




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