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Old 02-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #11
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Well i'm going to my LFS tonight I am good friends with both the owners so I may be able to talk them down if I can't talk them down I'll likely just bite the bullet and get it anyway. Plus I don't know how long that maxi-jets gonna last I had it running a hang on back refugium/skimmer for 4 1/2 years then I had it sitting in a container for a year. The seal on it is bad it's pumping water up 4 feet and it's only putting out like 120 gph max. The rio is supposed to be reliable but it's obvious that not any are used as returns. I could still use some more input.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #12
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
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Love to help out as much as possible. What size tank are we looking at again? HOB or drilled? Sump size? Is there a limited space where the return pump can go?
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #14
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Well I guess I'm pretty much decided just kind of wanted see if there were any other opinions on these pumps. Or maybe I could hear about a few other reliable brands I hear great things about the new aqueon quiet flows my LFS swears by them but they're expensive.
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I've heard great things about the quiet flows as well...but sometimes you just have to save a couple of bucks.
I really like my Mag 7. I have a ball valve installed so I have the flow exactly how it needs to be on my tank, and without it pushes about 700 gallons per hour. I don't remember all of the original math behind it, but it fit the bill on my 55 gallon tank and 20 sump when compensating for head loss from the HOB overflow on the system and length of pipe on the system.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #16
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I have a mag 7 to, love it! Go with the mag.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #17
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Illlikely go with the mag12 or even the 18 if I can get a ball valve while I'm there because with 1267 didn't even need to have circulation pumps cause of the scwd I'm runnin gave me plenty enough random flow.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #18
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Does the mag 12 or 18 come with a 3/4" barbed adapter?
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #19
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Love to help out as much as possible. What size tank are we looking at again? HOB or drilled? Sump size? Is there a limited space where the return pump can go?
It's a 75 mixed reef drilled. Sump is the new adhi 45 refugium Aquamart edition rated up too 250 gallons. The sump holds roughly 35 gallons. The return areas pretty big and could easily accomadate even the 18 I used such strong pumps because I have a scwd. And I hate the look of circulation pumps. The sump can handle whatever I throw at it the overflows handle a lot.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #20
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Well I bit the bullet and got the supreme classic 12 for $200 I couldn't talk them down because neither of the owners were there but at least I won't have to buy another pump for this tank ever again. It's very well built from what I can tell. The dang thing weighs three times more then my eco-plus. Correct me if I'm wrong but the impeller I appears to be flexible I imagine this is just in case a rock gets in there so it doesn't break the impeller.
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