Resun PC-18000 suitable for marine use?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by RocketRooster, 17 Dec 2012.

  1. RocketRooster

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    Gidday fellers,

    I have in my possession a Resun PC-18000 circulation pump. I originally bought it for my fish pond (swimming pool conversion), but it is laying unused atm.

    Some specs of the pump: Jual: RESUN PUMP PC-18000 | PC-36000 | Water Pump PC series - Pompa Kolam Renang HAYWARD STARITE PENTAIR ONGA ASTRAL AQUAKO INDONESIA 081210496132 - Indonesia

    The pump is designed as a low-power circulation pump, and I was wondering whether it would be suitable for use in my future 2m setup. The pump is a 90w item with a zero-head flow rate of 18000lph, max head is 3 meters, and it has a 75mm outlet.

    This thing is a monster, it really moves a LOT of water and I'm pretty sure it would turn my tank into a raging torrent :) (well, not quite). It may even be possible for me to avoid having to site agitator pumps in the tank itself, if I do a bit of creative plumping, perhaps with solenoid valves to keep things a bit random.

    The pump body is stainless steel, as are the mating screws. The shaft is ceramic. It is lubricant free, has thermal cutout protection and whatnot.

    Despite the stainless steel parts, I am however concerned about its suitability for marine use. The instruction manual does not say, and I have not been able to glean any information from the Great Goggle. Does anybody have any comments in this regard?

    Thanks in advance!
    Riaan
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you can email resun, but if it doesnt say salt water, i wouldnt chance it
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    No man, don't spoil my day now! I wanna hear, "Rooster, GO FOR IT!" :)

    Maybe I should disassemble it and take a careful look at all the gubbins on the inside.
     
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    18,000lph, that is alot of water, you could use the return flow to produce flow in the tank but you would need a couple of outlets, all that water through one pipe:lol: that would be a bit of a mess
     
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    Oh and for the salt water, check if it is useable with a chlorinator, if it is, it should be fine for saltwater as a chlorinator uses salt water in your swimming pool to generate chlorine
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    haha then you hate for me for damaging your reef :)
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    I'll see what I can dig up. The instruction manual states that the pump should not be used in human environments (mainly for safety reasons vis-a-vis electricity) - so it's not very helpful in that regard. :(
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    Without you I wouldn't be having a reef. :thumbup:

    ETA - That tank caused the first argument my wife an I have ever had. Feeling a bit sick about it - but dammit I'm gonna have a nice setup or none at all. NO MOAR HEATH ROBINSON!

    (Ok this PC-18000 idea is pretty Heath Robinson :lol: )
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    Pics! Everybody loves pics!

    I quickly gave it a strip down. Turns out the pump body is ABS plastic after all. Only SS parts are the rotor, rotor sleeve, and the screws. The shaft is indeed ceramic, it runs on nylon bushings.

    I'll contact Resun and hear what they have to say.

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    Its nt only the metal parts u should worry about, certain plastics also can't handle long term exposure to saltwater.... So yeah,best check with supplier
     
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    Interesting, I didn't know that.
     
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    And the glue or resin they use to seal the wires going onto the block might not be saltwater safe. Be sure before you try it. Wiped out a whole lotta fish with a non saltwater pump due to the resin "dessolving"
     
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    RocketRooster Thread Starter

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    In other words - "Stop buggering around and get a decent pump that's fit for the job"?


    Sigh....
     
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    Or find out if it is saltwater safe. If yes, i see great potential for flow.
     
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    Doesnt Resun make wavemakers anyways?
    and nice pics, thats one hell of an impellar
     
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    Got a response from Resun:

    Oh well!
     
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