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Invertebrate_Phil
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Joined: 07 Jan 2006
Location: Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: 2009.08.04(Tue)13:36    Post subject: Solar powered pumps Reply with quote

I was wondering if solar powered pumps with a battery were any good? Can you use them in conjunction with a filter the same as a mains powered pump?
Do they still work during the UK winters?
Any pros or cons welcomed, whats your opinions?


Thanks,

Phil
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2009.08.04(Tue)14:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK for a little fountain or water feature but not able to run a filter as they don't hold charge for long enough even if we ever have a summer.
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Dusko
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Joined: 13 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: 2009.08.05(Wed)0:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents in law had one of those and as soon a small cloud covers the sun the pump stops Laughing
I like the idea of saving the energy but it JUTS doesn't work Smile you are better off getting your self a quality Oaze pump (size depending on pond size and fish kept)

Regards, Dusko
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nes999
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PostPosted: 2009.08.05(Wed)11:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

for a pump they work great. (it depends on the kind) but for filtration at my old house we had a pond and it would work all night on a charge; but if it wasnt sunny most of the next day it would shut off untill it got a good charge.
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