Water pump for sous vide bath

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Hi,

I am building a DIY sous vide bath and am looking at submersible aquarium pumps to circulate water, as these are mostly rated at 33°C I'm wondering if they would break down fairly quickly in a 55°C bath and what other solution I could employee to circulate water.

Thanks.


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This is my build: http://blog.makezine.com/2011/02/17/75-sous-vide-immersion-cooker/
I've been using it almost weekly for over a year and it's been working great.
I used this one quite heavily for several years while I was using my home made water bath and it still works great. I never have had any problems with it.

http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Aquarium-Power-Heads/I/Koralia-Evolution-Pumps.aspx

You might want to look at this diy build, though not sure there is much discussion on the pump.

http://seattlefoodgeek.com/2010/02/diy-sous-vide-heating-immersion-circulator-for-about-75/
I've ordered the KORALIA NANO EVOLUTION 900 water pump; I've now tested it a couple of times at 65°C and it works great. My DIY sous vide bath is now ready! Thanks for the help.


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