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The HPP-600 water pump from Polish AquaEl is an unusual inline water pump with the potential to fill some unique roles. At 22 watts, the AquaEl HPP-600 can pump a maximum height of four meters (13 feet) with a top flowrate of about 160 gallons per hour. We don’t have a price for the AquaEl HPP-600 but we can’t imagine it costing more than the equivalent of $50. Also, the pump is supplied with DC power so it shouldn’t be too difficult for AquaEl to make this pump available to us 110v users by swapping out the power supply.
Having used traditional water pumps and powerheads for over a decade, our aquaristik mind struggles to wrap around the thought of not having a bend in the water piping, yet we can see how this thin device would be rather welcome in some tight fitting applications. For example, the submersible HPP-600 could be used as a feed pump for a recirculating skimmer while only marginally increasing the footprint. The video demonstration above from AquaEl shows the HPP-600 inline pump being used as a canister filter booster. If this pump ever made it to the shores of intrepid American DIY reefkeepers it’s a given that this inline pump would get used and abused for a wide range of uses we haven’t even thought about.