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Old 08-07-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-07-2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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I believe you could still use the Mag externally if you wanted.

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Old 08-08-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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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,
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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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.
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