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Old 07-19-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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quick q on mag drive prefilters

i'm going to be running a mag9.5 in my sump into a scwd. do i need to use the mag drive prefilter that comes with it? reason i ask is because it dosen't fit in the return area i built!

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Old 07-19-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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If you can get it to fit I would use it. The reason is that it will help filter the water going into the pump and thru the sqwd. Over a few weeks time you will see the prefilter get fairly dirty and you can just imagen how your impellers and the sqwd's internal components would be after prolonged exposure to that.
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At the very least use the strainer attachment. That will keep the big chunks out.
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got to ask where you guys buy your mag drives that they give you a sponge filter ive bought 3 (7/9.5/24)and never got one kinda wierd if ya ask me ?!?!?!
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got to ask where you guys buy your mag drives that they give you a sponge filter ive bought 3 (7/9.5/24)and never got one kinda wierd if ya ask me ?!?!?!
Me neither.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:57 AM   #6
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i don't have a sponge filter...all i have is a prefilter that's a plastic strainer type thing.

BTW i got it to fit!! thanks
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I get mine online. Last one I got was from captivereeefs I belive. Or was it captiverasedcorals? I cant remember. Either are great guys to work with.
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I just got a mag drive 9.5 off of big als (59.99) and you have to buy the sponge separately. I was scanning throung the website before I ordered and saw the sponge part, and bought it.
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Thats crazy. You gotta order the sponge seperate? I have always seen it come in the box with the pump and strainer. Maybe one of our sponsors can chime in on this as to when they are included from the factory and when they are not.
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Both of mine from Big Al's didn't have the sponge.
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