Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
Fax: 407-331-0575

FAQ

MY TANK IS VERY SHALLOW AND I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH DEPTH TO ATTACH A FILTER CARTRIDGE DIRECTLY TO THE PUMP. DO YOU HAVE A REMEDY FOR THIS?

The Horizontal Cartridge Adapter-Special (HCAS) allows you to position the filter cartridge horizontally in the tank. Just insert the HCAS directly into the pump, attach a cartridge, and tighten the Filter Screws. If needed, the HCAS can also be used with a Double Cartridge Holder to hold two cartridges at once. The HCAS fits the BX650, BX1200, BX3000, BX5000, BXL2500 and BXL5000.

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For the Lab Series pump, use the HCAL (Horizontal Cartridge Adapter for Lab Series), shown below.


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Click this link for guidelines on selecting the correct pump-body length to use with both vertical and horizontal cartridge arrangements.

Another option for some tanks is the Horizontal Cartridge Adapter Kit (HCA Kit), which includes Threaded Adapter, two Male Adapters, Horizontal Cartridge Adapter (HCA), and up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) of Schedule 40 pipe. You can add or subtract pipe length as necessary. The HCA Kit can be used on all Flo King pumps except the Lab Series.


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Important! The "weep hole" and internal impeller on the pump must be submerged at all times, or the pump will not operate. Like the propeller of an outboard boat motor, the Impeller spins at high speed and cannot perform its task without liquid contact.

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Solution must be at least 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) above the weep hole on the Lab Series, 1 inch (2.54 cm) above the weep hole on the BX650 and BX1200, 3 inches (7.62 cm) above the weep hole on the BX3000 and BXL2500, and 4 inches (10 cm) above the weep hole on the BX5000 and BXL5000.