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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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I dunno exactly which one i have, but there is a little label on mine that say to oil every three months
 

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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.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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I used to have two of those on my 125 in the late 80's. Great filter.

....Bill
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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I just resurrected two of the Aquamasters from an old box of 17 year old equipment I've been storing since my college days. They are alive and still kicking after all of those years. They do need to be oiled, but I've lost the instruction manuals and am unsure where the oil needs to be applied... any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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I had this filter back in the day. There should be 1 or 2 tubular openings on the motor where the oil is added.

Mike
 

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I recommend keeping it for when your new improved plastic model quits. :roll:[/quote]

Although plastic impeller wells don't last as long in all conditions, if you use a prefilter and don't get sand in it, you should get 10 years guaranteed out of an aquaclear motor if not 15. even then you could replace the impeller and or well for about twenty dollars.

Overall what you get for $20USD in a HOB is pretty good these days.
 

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that was one of the best filters ever made but it had one thing that made it fade away back in the early 90's. most of the filters made today have the motor pumping the water from the tank to the filter but this one had the motor pumping the water from the filter to the tank so to set it up you had to use airline tubing to suck the air out of the intake tubes and that was too much trouble for most people because with the ones made now you just add water to the filter box and the motor gets that air pocket out for you. the thing that makes this filter better is the fact that the water going into the tank could be set to go where you want it and not just fall into the tank where you put the filter box. back then I used those with the water being pumped into the tube of an undergravel filter for saltwater tanks. if you'd like to sell it Email me and I'll buy it from you because these days I don't have any of those and I miss them.
 
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