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anyone ever seen one of these filters?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:44 am
by 06ram
so i went an bought some stuff of a guy and he asked me if i could use an extra filter so i said sure why not it free right well he gives me this prehistoric looking filter i have never seen nor heard of, it looks pretty crazy and has 3 intake tubes? he said it flows about 900gph> just wondering what you guys thought probably never gonna use it but, just wondered what i had
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:23 pm
by 748johnd
It is a Supreme Aqua King made by Danner. They made 3 or 4 different models. The one you have is the most powerful. Years ago I had their smallest one and the second most powerful one they made. Actually, I kind of liked them. Your model would have come with two large intake tubes (not round, but a rectangle with rounded ends) and they provided a plug so you could get water into them to start the siphon.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:04 pm
by Nighthawk
I also remember those. I never used them but I do remember seeing them on large tanks at the lfs.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:12 pm
by 748johnd
Back again. On second thought I believe your filter is called the Super King. You can still buy filter pads for these filters. I believe they measure 4 by 12 inches. My large one was the Aqua King. One nice thing about these filters was that if babies got sucked up into them they could live there until you took them out. I wouldn't mind having one again.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:55 pm
by 06ram
ya u dont know much about them i even tried google search and it didnt turn up much,so thanks for the info.... so is this thing worth holding on to, or trying to sell, or just throw away lol? Ill probably never use it I have enough filters

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:40 pm
by PfunMo
What you have is the early model of todays model HOB. Before they were "improved" by using lightweight cheap plastic for motors, etc. Before filters were meant to be thrown away every few years. Yes, they look like prehistoric things but that is because they last forever. :D I recommend keeping it for when your new improved plastic model quits. :roll:

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:00 pm
by 748johnd
I agree with PfunMo. I would hang onto it. The impeller on the largest two models was huge compared to the impellers now. Someone on EBay was looking for a motor like yours. I wish I had never sold my two. I had them for several years. The small one I had was called the Aqua Master if my memory is still somewhat intact. Also, I think the largest two models required a little oil for the motors now and then, but I'm not sure.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:12 pm
by 06ram
I dunno exactly which one i have, but there is a little label on mine that say to oil every three months

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:27 pm
by 748johnd
06ram, Yours is the Super King. It was the most powerful one. The Super King had the rectangular outlet. All the others had round outlets.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:49 pm
by PfunMo
That is a place where even a dinosaur needs help. :D When you do the oil bit, use very little. You do not want to get heavy with it and get oil in the tank. NO OIL in the tank. :-? Not even off your hands after oiling the filter. Wash and dry and think it over before putting hands back in the tank. :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:42 pm
by planenut007
I too have seen these things had one but do not recall model. I used it on an old 100 gal for a while, tank sprung a leak and I sold the whole works to a friend, he used the filter long after that, if memory serves right they were quit noisy, but did a good job.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:37 pm
by MonteSS
I used to have two of those on my 125 in the late 80's. Great filter.

....Bill

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:19 am
by Trisomy21
Keep it, it's almost an antique ;)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:49 pm
by 06ram
i filled an extra 30 to try it out, this thing moves some water i had all 3 intake tubes primed and they couldnt keep up with this thing, they just kept enough water in it to not dry run the pump...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:12 pm
by PfunMo
Sounds like a place for some CPVC pipe and a couple elbows? Since this motor is air cooled rather than water cooled, running dry may not be as large a problem.