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CP-3 Circulating Pump 660GPH

CP-3 Circulating Pump 660GPH
Product code: CP-3
Original Price: $39.99
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Features and Specifications:
CP-3 Circulating Pump
Finally for small tank owners, we have a solution for creating important current flow. The CP-3 Circulating Pump not only makes your aquarium more visually appealing, it also improves the environment for your little creatures. Before the CPS-3, aquarium hobbyists were forced to equip their tanks with big size wave makers. AQUATOP's CPS-3 Circulating Pump is compact but powerful and sits on an articulating ball joint that allows a wide, 360-degree range of motion. Now, you can easily adjust the angle of your pump to provide water flow where you never thought possible. In addition, the magnetic mounting system provides a sturdy and secure hold to any glass or acrylic surface up to .6" or 15mm thick.
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Questions and Answers:
By Glenn from Sussex County, N.J. on April 25, 2012
Would the CP-3, at 6oo gph be effective in a 60 gallon tank? I need to move the water more to assist my AquaClear 110, but don't want a horrendous current for my African Cichlids. Conversely I want a good flow to move water in parts of the tank that don't get enough circulation from the 110.
By Customer Service on April 25, 2012

Hello Glen,

The CP-3 has an output of 660GPH. If installed on a 60 gallon aquarium the unit would yield to a 10 times an hour turnover rate. This is suitable for your set-up. The average African Cichlid can tolerated and most likely appreciate a higher flow rate.

In addition, the CP Series utilizes a prop style impeller which has a softer or more passive output of flow when compared to a traditional Powerhead output of the same GPH.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Armando from Miami, Fl on June 8, 2012
Which wave maker circulating pump can I use on a 90 gallon cichlids aquarium. What pump would you suggest I get. Also I'm planning on getting two pumps one on each side to get a circular circulation going on the aquarium. Your expert advice is well appreciated. Thanks

By Customer Service on June 8, 2012

Greetings Armando,

Great question regarding the CP Series. Assuming you have Africans we have a few different options and one suggestion.

1) If your Africans are from Lake Tanganyika two CP-3 units would do best.

2) If your Africans are from Lake Malawi they should be able to tolerate higher flow rates and two CP-12 units would be okay for use.

Suggestion: If you are keeping open water types high flows rates are acceptable (CP-12), Shell-Dwellers prefer a lower flow rate (CP-3), larger more robust Cichlids will benefit from something in between. Two great features of the CP Series include the Ball Joint feature which allows you to aim the direction of the output virtually anywhere and the prop style impeller moves tremendous amounts of water but in a passive manner when compared to the traditional Powerhead.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Rik from Florida on January 20, 2013

Im currently setting up a 6ft 700 litres Lake malawi tank, what sort of wave maker would be suitable for this please?
By Customer Service on January 22, 2013

Hello Rik,
The CP-3 circulating pump will generate a fair amount of current in a 700 liter/185 gallon tank. However, we recommend that you go with our CP-12 model as it will offer better water movement in your current tank set up. The type of livestock you have will also determine an appropriate good flow..
Thank you!
#708 BW/MA

Product Reviews:
CP-3 Circulating Pump 660GPH
4.5 Stars based on 3 Review(s)
Not a bad wave maker
August 9, 2012
It worked great for the first to days. I was very impressed. It was what I was looking for, but then it began to lose power. It wasn't pushing as much water like it did two days ago. I guess that's what people mean when they say use for small aquariums only. I would say this is only good if your aquarium is 40g or under. Doesn't circulate the water as well for my 55g so I had to use my old powerhead to help it.
Easy to Use, Safe, Effective, Durable
Poor Value
Best Uses:
Small Aquariums, Freshwater Tanks

Fresno, CA
4.5 Stars

Powerfull and Durable
February 17, 2012
I have this wave maker running in my 33gal long reef setup. It produces great flow with a wide output, also it is very quiet and mounting magnets are really strong so it stays in place. Great product and as always great service.
Good Value, Durable, Easy to Use, Effective, Safe
Best Uses:
Large Aquariums, Saltwater Tanks, Small Aquariums, Freshwater Tanks

Taylors Falls, MN
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

It Look Great
January 23, 2012
I use it for my marine tank
Easy to Use, Good Value

4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.