Ok, so I swapped out the pump for the Mag9.5. A little bit stronger, but still I guess not what I was expecting. See for yourself.
Currently the pump is at the bottom of the stand, so it's running at about 4.5-5 feet of head height, and of course through the SCWD and the PVC
plumbing that you can see.
I could reset this whole thing so that the pump sits at the level at the base of the aquarium, since I have a 4" or so lip behind the tank. That would reduce the head height by about 3-3.5 feet. I know that will help some, but not sure it'll still be enough. Should I consider a larger pump?
Ultimately, there will be flare nozzles on the outputs, I just forgot to order them.
AVI Movie, 20M
(trying to figure out how to shrink it)