So as you guys know I do a ton with aquatics/aquaponics. Over the years I tried a lot of pumps and have settled on Danner for life expectancy. Yea you have to clean them more often than a dirty water pump but they last for years if maintained.
Today someone happened to ask about some equipment recommendations and was going to buy a pump I recommended years ago “Lanchez Dirty Water”, it is a good pump but tends to crap out at 18-24 months in my experience. I recommended he look at the Danner and gave him recommendations on the other stuff he asked for. (sponge filters, air pumps, etc.)
When I looked up the Danner for him the first thing I did was order one as a second back up to keep on the shelf. I use this pump in ALL my large systems (all 4 of them) so I keep one on the shelf incase of a problem at all times. This pump I have bought quite a few of, the last time I ordered one for the shelf it was 130 dollars. Right now it is 80 bucks.
See why I ordered one? That is 50 bucks off and I consider it the top value in pumps at this level at full price, it is why I personally standardized.
You want the best deal I have seen on a larger pump, GET THIS ONE NOW. Look at what happened the the slightly larger one (3000 GPH) it went up from 150ish to 200!
Here it the thing, I can’t link directly to it on Amazon for some reason, so here is how to find it. Go to this link,
It should be the first item after any sponsored links. Again I have 4 of these running, I have one on the shelf as a spare and at this price I am going to now have two back ups, two is one and one is none. Now you guys likely don’t have 4 large systems so you may only want one back up. At this price get one.
If you run a larger system already and don’t have a back up, get a back up, if not you will have a big problem not if but when your pump dies. If you need a back up even if you are on another pump unless you are in love with it, GET THIS NOW.
SPECIAL NOTE – if you are on a different pump and end up having to swap out, you may need different fittings, etc. If so get that all set up BEFORE YOU NEED IT. This is why I have standardized on two pumps. This one for my large systems and the Active Aqua for all small systems or other needs. If a pump dies as long as I have a back up, swap time is 1-3 minutes. More on this in todays IOTD on air segment.