Reddit Reddit reviews EcoPlus Eco 396 Water Pump Fixed Flow Submersible Or Inline For Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains & Hydroponics - UL Listed, 396 GPH, Black

We found 33 Reddit comments about EcoPlus Eco 396 Water Pump Fixed Flow Submersible Or Inline For Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains & Hydroponics - UL Listed, 396 GPH, Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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EcoPlus Eco 396 Water Pump Fixed Flow Submersible Or Inline For Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains & Hydroponics - UL Listed, 396 GPH, Black
396 Gallons per hour; 36 watt motorIncluded fittings: three-.75" Barbed x .75" Threaded, two-.5" Barbed x .75" Threaded and Nozzle x .75" ThreadedSuitable for installation on dry land for in-line use or submersibly into the waterPre-wired 69 inch 120v power cordSuitable for use in hydroponic systems, ponds,fresh and saltwater aquariums, fountains and filter systems
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33 Reddit comments about EcoPlus Eco 396 Water Pump Fixed Flow Submersible Or Inline For Aquariums, Ponds, Fountains & Hydroponics - UL Listed, 396 GPH, Black:

u/matt2001 · 28 pointsr/Futurology

If you are willing to cut 4 inch pvc and use a heat gun to mold the openings, this guy shows you how. I then put them in a 5 gallon bucket, food grade from Lowes, with a hole in the top for the tower and another one for adding water and nutrients.

I use a small pump rated for around 5 to 6 feet.

There are 3 nutrients that you can get on Amazon.

Hydroponic Tomato Fertilizer 4-18-38 1lb. 8 grams (10 for tomatoes)

Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer 15.5-0-0 2lb. 8 grams (10 for tomatoes)

Hydroponic Organic Magnesium Sulfate Soluble. 4 grams

I wrapped mine in kevlar Reflectrix. to keep them dark and insulated. Keep the water at around 4 gallons. Change the water and add new nutrient solution every couple of weeks... I use a hand pump, but there are other ways.

edit: I just wanted to add that I have towers connected to a timer. 1/2 hour on and off.

You can also purchase the plastic net pots and clay pebbles on Amazon.

u/hello_josh · 8 pointsr/Homebrewing

Cheaper than a prechiller is using a cheap submersible pump in a bucket of ice water. You can recirculate or run your hose into the bucket to keep it topped up as you pump your ice water through the chiller.

u/toolatealreadyfapped · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

You're in luck. I bought the 396gph ecoplus pump just a few weeks ago, for exactly the same purpose. It's been used twice now with my immersion chiller, and has the perfect flow rate.

In Houston, ground water is over 80 degrees right now. An IC simply can't get things below 100. So I run regular hose water through until I get below 110 (about 8 minutes if I keep the wort constantly moving). Then I switch the hookup to that pump sitting in ice water, and another 8 - 10 minutes gets me to 70 degrees. Best $22 spent.


1- The pump has a 1/2 inch female output, and a handful of different size hose barbs, none of which are useful. I went to a hardware store, and got a connector to go from that to a male hose receiver for a few dollars.

2- Yes, you could use this to save water by recirculating. However, as your source water heats up, you get less efficient. (Unless you had like a swimming pool or something to draw from)

3- It works fine lifting from ground level, but it works even better if you can raise it to an even level. I have my kettle on the propane burner, so my ice chest (with water and pump inside) sits on a chair.

4- If you can avoid it, don't waste your money on corner store ice. It's insanely over-priced. There's a "Twice the Ice" vendor by my house that sells 20lbs for $1.75. This suffices for the day.

Ask any other questions you have.

u/MoonKnightFan · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

Without a doubt it is my Counterpressure Bottle Filler. I hate bottling, and almost exclusively Keg these days. However, sometimes A beer turns out so well I want to either save a couple bottles for later, or bring it to people who won't be drinking it quickly enough for a growler to be reasonable. Option one was to bottle while kegging and bottle condition. The problems with this involve A) Not knowing if your beer is great yet, possibly wasting time. B) Having to clean the bottles and bottling equipment along with kegging equipment, adding time. C) Having trube build up during bottle conditioning, contributing to off flavors for long aging. D) unavoidable high DO / Oxygen levels in the bottles, also causing oxidization and other off flavors after long periods of sitting. The counter pressure filler allows me to bottle beers directly from a carbonated keg. The bottles are cold and carbonated immediately. But more importantly, allowing you to cap on foam like at most craft breweries, you can insure very low DO levels. Combined with the lack of trub, your bottles are likely to age very well for archival purposes. And for people asking, whats the best reason to save a good beer? Well, if you are trying to perfect a recipe, being able to sample the last several batches with your current one together really helps point out what your method changes do to your beer quality.

Another important purchase from the last few months is a combo of these two items: Faucet line Jumper and Submersible Pump. I use these in combination to clean my beer lines. I have a twin faucet tower kegerator. I keep two kegs on, and when they both cash, i clean my lines. I disconnect the line from my first keg, and attach it to this submersible pump, which is sitting in a gallon of caustic liquid line cleaner (from five star, but PBW would work too). I use the Faucet jumper to connect the ends of both faucets, and I disconnect the line from keg 2, and have it dump back into the bucket. What i have created is a recirculation that I let run for 30 minutes. It doesn't need to be supervised. This is so much better than how I used to do it, which was using a squeeze bottle and doing one faucet at a time. It took forever, and required me to be there. This new solution allows me to walk away and let it do its thing. Furthermore, I also use this time to defrost my kegerator if it needs it.

Edit: I would like to add that I think this might be the most interesting and useful post on this sub in a long time, good job OP. I have spent quite a lot of time googling other peoples purchases, some I haven't heard of, and am planning some purchases.

u/blacklabel8829 · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this pump with this adapter, works great.

u/guyw2legs · 4 pointsr/aquaponics

This one does.

u/freewaytrees · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

Looks awesome and love the built in spool but can't get a sense of size. I use this pump and it works pretty well:

EcoPlus 728310 Eco 396 Submersible Pump, 396GPH

u/philthebrewer · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this cheap little pump for a ton of stuff in the brewery

my only gripe is that it did not come with a 3/8ths barb, other than that, super useful for cleaning kegs, draftlines, post brew day cleanup and recircing ice water through my IC.

u/machinehead933 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've heard of people doing this and some shop, I think Williams Brewing, actually sells this as kind of a kit. I think the most commonly used / most economical are the "EcoPlus" pumps. You can get them for about $25 on Amazon.

u/dontspamjay · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I got this one:

So I just run hose water until the wort gets down to about 110 or 100. Then I hook my IC up to this pump sitting in an ice bath and just recirculate the water until it gets down to pitching temp.

u/AmHumanNotBear · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

> Regarding the snipping of the ends... i'm not snipping all of the leaves... just the ends and I immediately dip my cuts in aloe vera.

I'm a little confused, all the videos on taking clones I saw had the grower cutting off 30%-50% of the tip of all the clones leaves. So 2 inch leaf ends up 1"-1.5 inch long. This is what I did and what I assume you did. I didn't mean to imply it doesn't work, I was trying to point out how/why it works (less transpiration vs encouraging root growth)

> What supplies did you purchase to get that setup? 2 buckets and what is that machine pump ?

[Water Pump]

360 Spray Nozzle

(2) 5 gallon buckets from home depot

(1) 4" long 1/2" connector from pump to 'T' piece of PVC

(6) 2" black foam inserts for holding plant stems

long piece of PVC and more 90 degree and 'T' pieces of PVC

> So far it's worked tremendously fast. So it does work. Perhaps not the best method, but works!

Lots of cloning methods work great, I chose my method b/c being a total noob at it I figured I needed every advantage I could get.

u/dng25 · 2 pointsr/watercooling

A bit overkill but I flush the rads with a pond pump + filter using distilled water for 6 hours.

u/kds1398 · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

If you have an IC already you can do the first part using a pond pump fairly cheap, here is one for $28. Can't speak to how good that one is, but I'm just saying there are cheap options out there.

u/Optimoprimo · 2 pointsr/aquaponics

>Does hydroton need to be soaked for a long time to not float in your grow bed?

No. But you want to rinse it extremely well. It always arrives dusty. So it will soak up initial water that way. Typically if your pebbles start to float, it means your water level is too high. The weight of the media above the water line should be enough to keep the entire bed from floating.

>What volume should I assume for my system when buying a pump

Don't think too hard about this. You will have around 25-30 gallons of water that will be circulating. You're going to need a ball valve regardless of your pump size, because with a flood and drain system you need to be able to regulate the duration of your cycle. This is my favorite cheap pump.

My warning to you: You are really pushing the lower limit of what a system can be. The less water available to the system, the more tiny imbalances can completely throw off the water chemistry. You're going to be dealing with very abrupt swings in your pH, dKH, and nitrate and will probably need to monitor them daily. Consider adding an overflow to the fish tank and a 20 gallon sump, with the pump in the sump.

u/chino_brews · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

/u/Auwardamn, this is also my suggestion. I've followed in the footsteps of others in using an EcoPlus pond pump. I have a $20, 290-gph, but this one is just $4 more and more powerful (396-gph).

u/foxydogman · 2 pointsr/ChineseLaserCutters

Another thread suggested this 20w pump with this fitting and I've been happy with it for the 6 months I've had it. I run my pump 24/7 to keep the water circulating and so far still working fine

u/mtux96 · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

One I use.

One I use in my tank as part of my filter:

As long as it's strong enough to pump water to your tank it should be fine. Stronger will of course be better for speed and getting water there. I happened to have first one because I had to replace it with second as it was too strong to use as part of my filter.

u/KappinSpaulding · 1 pointr/NoRagretsBeer

EcoPlus 396gph Submersible Pump - $23.95 $22.50

This pump would be great for a chilling water re-circulation system

^12/19/2016 ^3:56pm

u/Oblivious_Rage · 1 pointr/Homebrewing
u/angry_krausen · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

ecoplus has worked great for me, and they are a great value

u/meshman2004 · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I use this pump, and it's awesome for both draining and filling the tank -

u/jbabbz · 1 pointr/turtle

I have a similar setup running on our 125 gallon tank and we use Purigen in our FX6.

I normally put 3 100ml packs in the filter, wash them off every time I clean the filter (about every 4-6 weeks), and then throw them out when the turn dark brown. The product works well for us and I can get it pretty cheap on Amazon. I just checked and it is less than $7.00 a bag as an add on item. I would rather do this than try and recharge the prime because recharging it requires the use of bleach.

I also use the bio media and both the blue and white polishing pads. Nylon fabric also works great and it is cheaper than the white polishing pads.

We use a cheap pump we got on Amazon and purchased a pipe to hose adapter at the hardware store. I start up the pump and let it run for a few minutes and then detach the hose so I can get the hose into the hard to reach corners of the tank.
Pump I use (it has a lot of different adapters for various tubing but no hose adapter):
The adapter I have looks similar to this one except the one I have is male hose thread to 3/4" female pipe adapter (you can find these adapters in the irrigation section at Lowes and Home Depot):

Hope this helps and here are a few older pics of our setup:

Pump I use with the adapter is in the second to last image in the gallery:

Even older pics:

u/hoky315 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've used this one to recirculate ice water in a cooler through my immersion chiler.

u/BigBudZombie · 1 pointr/microgrowery

The setup you want is pretty quiet. With the airstones on 24/7, set the top feed drip pump to come on a couple times a day and it will still be quieter than a window A/C unit

Air Pump

Drip pump

u/britjh22 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Is this a full boil, or partial boil? I use a simple pump like this for partial boil to do immersion in a sink, so it gives me the cooling effect of immersion and water on the kettle itself. I do wish I went with a slightly stronger version like the 1083 GPH version. The different versions come with different sized connectors, so you may need a step up in tubing size for the higher GPH versions depending on the tubing you use.

u/hukdizzle · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I actually just posted about this in another thread if you'd like to read about my process.


You need to look into an upgraded submersible pump and a tub/cooler for ice water. Being able to whirlpool would help as well.

Edit : This is the pump that I use and it does a great job.

u/boogiemanspud · 1 pointr/Aquariums

This one is supposed to fit on a Python hose. I forget who, but it was recommended by one of the bigger youtubers. I plan on getting one as it's faster than siphon power alone, and you don't need to leave your water running on your python to use it.

u/TMaccius · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

The 396 gph version isn't much more expensive. To keep from using too much ice, you could start by letting the pot rest on its own for a few minutes (try a hop stand!), then switch to cold tap water through the pump, then switch that out for ice water. The key is just maintaining a high differential between the wort and whatever you're cooling with.

Another option -- and this is a little off the wall -- is to use your shower. You could switch to a handheld shower, get a diverter, or get a showerhead with a splitter that would let you easily swap in your wort chiller. Handheld showers use a pretty standard 1/2" thread.

u/needsmorepepper · 1 pointr/gardening
u/CynicalResearch · 1 pointr/turtles I just made one of these. Works really really well for cheap. Get one of these pumps.