Pump recommendations

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    Can I get some recommendations on an external pump? Also I’ve noticed that if they aren’t self priming, they usually say “must be below water level.” Could I just use a check valve if it will be above water level? Thank you.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Sequence pumps, Laguna both are good brands.
     
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    Is there a reason you are set on an external pump .I chose submerged so I never have to worry about taking it out before cold weather hits .I know the best thing that external pumps have is the leaf basket ..
     
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    I love external pumps no filters you have to pull out and clean. Takes me about 15 minutes to pull for the winter and reinstall for the summer.
     
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    I’m going to be using it for my main filtration in conjunction with a bottom drain and probably a canister filter. I already have a submerged running my skimmer and waterfall.
     
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    Oh Ok .I don't have to pull my laguna pumps because they are in a cage with no prefilter .With external knowing me I would forget to pull it come winter .Here I never know when winter is coming either .At least you have a submerged also .I have nothing against external but for me the you never know will happen .Plus all the ones I saw at aquascape were kinda of noisy and what they required to be installed correctly was kinda of expensive .Bad enough I her the hum of the aerator .I use cheap sump pump hose for my laguna pumps for years now
     
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