Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
JM
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 330
External Pumps

I am almost done aquiring all of the supplies i will need to set up my 120g. Originally i was going to use a Mag Drive pump in the sump, but i just bought an Oceanic 150 wet/dry from someone that i work with and there isnt enough room in the sump itself for both my skimmer pump and a magdrive, but it is drilled to accept an external pump. What is the best external pump for the money? I've been looking the Pentair Lifeguard QuietOne 5000, but i don't know much about externals i have always used mag drives. I want to push about 1200gph.
__________________

__________________
JM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Halifax Canada
Posts: 236
I believe you could still use the Mag externally if you wanted.
__________________

__________________
65 gal reef
EQUIPMENT:
2 PC's 192W each , 20 gal sump/fuge
LIVESTOCK:
4 false clowns, 2 firefish, cardinal, midas blennie, toadstool, zoos, shrooms, trumpet coral, torch, pagoda, frogspawn, poylps, red open brain, devils hand, hermits, snails, 3 cleaner shrimp, coral banded and a emerald crab.
canyon15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
Sounds like you might need a bigger sump You can indeed use a Mag externally. I would probably suggest a Little Giant or maybe a Genx pump. I use Genx pumps but they might be too loud for an under the tank pump. Panworld pumps are nice too.
__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
JM
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 330
Well i have decided to go back to my original plan of building my own filter. I couldnt fit my skimmer in the Oceanic filter, which i found out when i tried to fit it in, so i am going to use a 40g breeder to build my own and model it after the new All Glass Megaflow Wet/Dry filters. So i'll be getting a Mag 12 like i originally planned. Thanx for the advice anyway.
__________________
JM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
external, pumps

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
External Pumps for Sale semibfy Archive 0 01-19-2009 10:38 PM
2 external pumps on my 125- please critique! gsxrguru2 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 10-02-2005 10:29 PM
can PH's be used as external pumps? 808 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 09-16-2005 01:54 AM
Mounting External Pumps Bearfan Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-20-2005 03:03 PM
Sandstorm - Pumps or no Pumps? Nate C Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 09-07-2004 07:26 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.