Alternative for Tom's aqua lifter pump

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    SO im in the process of building a system and bought a tank but was a bit to afraid to drill into it, instead i bought a red starfish 2600 hang on overflow box.

    At the top of the box is a small airline tube to suck out air to keep the siphon going after a power out.
    Now you attach a toms aqua lifter pump to that airline, but the issue is there is no store i know of in gauteng or sa that sells them.

    has anyone found a replacement ?

    I know some say you can use a single dosing pump but i beleive that it just wont suck out enough water quick enough, and the other method is to hook it up to a venturi of a pump but i would like to avoid that if possible?

    Help please.
     
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    Yeah we wanted to but we were warned against it because of the glass thickness, but at least for future upgrades il effeminately head that way, thanks for the feedback
     

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