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Old 08-20-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
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For those that use mag drive pumps

Do you use the prefilter sponge that comes w/ the pump? it says you should to prevent debris from clogging or messing up the internals. but i dont want to use it cause im afraid it may hinder the performace of the pump. im using a mag 7. Thanks!
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Yes. I use it to keep large debris out of my pumps impeller chamber.

If you keep the sponge clean it wont hinder the performance by more than 1-2%.
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ok thanks!
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I don't use it on my Mag 36.
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I don't use mine either. I want pod transfer from the fuge/sump to the tank.
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I just use the plastic strainer so large things don't get sucked in...but I have filter pads for mechanical filtration before the water gets to my return pump anyway.
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I use the plastic strainer too.
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Old 08-20-2004, 03:21 PM   #8
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mine didnt come w/ a plastic strainer unless you all are talking about the plastic piece the foam is attached to? i have an overflow box w/ prefilter sponge, so i dont think i need anymore mechanical filtration. im just worried the pump will get screwed up if a big chunk of debris goes in there.
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