Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Fish tank filter for pump
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fish tank filter for pump

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ill pose this question... just a thought so if it is a stupid idea dont flame me


Anyone ever used a fish tank filter as a pump for their watercooling system?
I was just thinking : What if i used my fluval 304 canister filter for a pump for my water cooling system, it is completely closed and doesnt have leakage, plus it would have a HUGE Resivior to hold coolant. plus it pushes 260GPH on 3/8" tubing. Maybe, if that was to much flow A fluval 105 could be used at 85 GPH. Would this work or am i just dreaming? of course all of the media for filtration would be removed.


James
AM2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.9G Asus M2N32 WS Pro EVGA 8800GTX KO ACS3 2x2GB <M XP Black PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 160GB 16MB Cache R-0 Plextor 18x SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Pro SP2 24" Widescreen CRT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra XVS 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech Mx518 Allsop Gaming pad 
  hide details  
Reply
AM2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.9G Asus M2N32 WS Pro EVGA 8800GTX KO ACS3 2x2GB <M XP Black PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 160GB 16MB Cache R-0 Plextor 18x SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Pro SP2 24" Widescreen CRT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra XVS 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech Mx518 Allsop Gaming pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
So basically you want to use it, minus the actual filter, as a res and pump combo?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Just a thought, would save me a few bucks, plus it would be a neat convorsation piece. i think it holds 2 gallons of fluid but would that GPH be to much?
AM2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.9G Asus M2N32 WS Pro EVGA 8800GTX KO ACS3 2x2GB <M XP Black PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 160GB 16MB Cache R-0 Plextor 18x SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Pro SP2 24" Widescreen CRT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra XVS 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech Mx518 Allsop Gaming pad 
  hide details  
Reply
AM2
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.9G Asus M2N32 WS Pro EVGA 8800GTX KO ACS3 2x2GB <M XP Black PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 WD 160GB 16MB Cache R-0 Plextor 18x SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Pro SP2 24" Widescreen CRT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Ultra XVS 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech Mx518 Allsop Gaming pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
na thats not to bad the swifttechs do 317 gph i think, but im not sure of the driving head on that guy so just be careful on how many blocks you put on there at first until you see how it works

lots of the pumps that were originally sold as fish tank accesories ie like this
http://www.crazypc.com/products/9337.html and are now used as wc pumps for your pc
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
xeon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
W3520 x58 ud5 9800gtx+ tridents 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd black x2 W7 64 acer 23 ocz 850hx 
Case
haf932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by jriggs256 View Post
Just a thought, would save me a few bucks, plus it would be a neat convorsation piece. i think it holds 2 gallons of fluid but would that GPH be to much?
Nah, you won't be pushing more than 5GPH in your average system anyways. It really depends on the head rating. It's also called water column. If it's too low you'll have to look at a different pump.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z ASUS GTX 770 2x4GB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green Sony AD-7260S-0B DVD Burner Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 QNIX QX 2710 Filco Majestouch-2 Rosewill Capstone-750-M R 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 Logitech MX518 Black Banshee Pad Krator N2-20020 (Garbage) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Fish tank filter for pump