Reeflo Tiger Shark Pressure Pump

Reeflo Tiger Shark External Pressure Pump


Max Flow: 8500gph / Max Head: 55ft

Power Consumption: 1065 watts average
Dimensions (L x W x H): 16" x 9" x 9" {1½” inlet /1½” outlet}


Reeflo Tiger External Pressure Pump

ReeFlo pumps are hands down the most affordable, lowest wattageand greatest high flow/high pressure pumps on the market.  The Tiger Shark is the most powerful pump in its class. This energy efficient pump is ideal for 300-500 gallon aquariums with sump return systems requiring a minimum of 15 feet static head. 
This unit is rated for a maximum flow rate of 4300gph, a shut off head of 84` feet and maximum wattage of 1065/ 4.8 amps. Using a 1/3 horsepower Baldor ODP Motor manufactured in the USA. When it comes to external pumps, ReeFlo is truly in a class of its own.

Reeflo Tiger Pressure Pump Specifications 
Wattage: 1065watts / 10.4amps average
Max Flow: 8500gph
Max Head: 55ft
Dimensions (L x W x H): 16" x 9" x 9"
Inlet Size: 1½” FNPT
Outlet Size: 1½” FNPT
Measurements are approximate and can vary.



- Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. This is an external pump and can not be submersed in water! Do not allow this pump to get wet or run dry.

- Pump can be valved back as long as it is done on the DISCHARGE line. It will reduce the flow of the pump as well as the wattage.

- Can be wired at either 115v or 230v


Tips & Troubleshooting
We hope you will find the following suggestions and comments regarding pump installation to be helpful. We do not claim that any of these suggestions are the only way to accomplish your job, but in general they will solve many of the commonly found problems and help you prevent many
others. Please note that ReeFlo pumps are external pumps. Do not submerge!

  1. Locate the pump as close to the source as possible. It is best to have your main (longest) run of pipe on the discharge side of the pump. The pump is designed to push water, not pull it.
  2. Always have your inlet pipe diameter equal to, or larger than, the discharge line. This helps prevent cavitation.
  3. Never run a pump dry. This may damage the mechanical seal and impeller. They are designed to pump fluid, not air. Insure the pump is full of water before you turn it on, and that it doesn’t out pump the supply. 
  4. If your pump is producing too much flow, you can reduce the flow by partially closing a valve on the discharge line. Never restrict the inlet!!! Surprisingly, this will make the motor work less and use less electricity!! This “valving back” simply causes the pump to operate further back on its performance curve.
  5. If your pump is not producing enough flow. The easiest step is to widen the line especially onthe intake. As illustrated on the chart the narrowness of the line has great bearing on “friction loss”....think bar straw vs. regular straw.
  6. If more flow is required than a single pump can produce, consider using two or more pumps in parallel. This will double the flow. If more pressure is required consider using two pumps in series (one feeding into the other). This will have the effect of doubling the pressure. We have found that using two pumps instead of one larger pump uses an average of 30% less electricity. 
  7. Choose a pump that can give you the required flows at the lowest possible power consumption. Since pumps often operate continuously, the power consumption (watts - not amps), and its effect on your monthly utility bill can be very significant.
  8. Check to be sure the motor electrical connections are set up to match the supply voltage.
  9. Install shut off valves before and after the pump, so you can easily remove it from the line without having to drain your system. Be sure to use ball valves, as they have low friction loss characteristics.
  10. Use Teflon paste (not tape) for sealing threaded joints.
  11. Make sure all your pipe joints are airtight. This is especially important on the suction side.

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