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Pumps under pressure

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Hi everyone

This is a question that I have pondered for a while now, does it damage the pump if you run it under pressure. As in if you have the pump pumping 2/3 of its capability, does it affect the filter long term.

Thanks in Advance

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depends on type of pump.

assuming its a sump pump, they are designed to run with X amount of back pressure, hence why a pump rated at 2000L/hr.... will (or should) also have on the box the flow rate at an average head height of 1.2m or have a flow rate graph.

but having said that a 2000L/hr pump with 0 head height will probably last longer than the same pump running at 2m head height.

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I think I've got the filtration under control lol fair bit of it going on :)

But yeah I used a t- piece to by pass it in my last sump, was just wondering if i could get away without having to do it for this tank

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