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Old 07-27-2004, 01:31 AM   #1
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I'm currently setting up a 120g tank. The tank will be on the first floor and I want the sump, skimmer, etc to be in the basement. I have an 800gph overflow box, although I dont run it this high because of noise...I'm going to need a powerful pump for the return. The overhead is going to be 7ft up followed by a 90 degree turn going another 7ft followed by another 90 degree turn going up another 5 or 6 feet. So up, over, and up... What submersible pump would you recoommend for this kind of overhead??? Im trying to keep this under $200 if possible. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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You're looking at a pond or swimming pool pump for that much flow with that much head height. I'd check ebay
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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Hey Local st. louisan.
Indy has a good point. Check ebay for a used one as a new pump that will work for ya will probably cost you a lot more thatn you can find on ebay
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:53 AM   #4
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Mag 18 or Mag 24
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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Yah I was looking at those 2 or the MAG 36...I'm guessing the 36 is an overkill?
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Its only overkill if you dont want to run your overflow at full capacity. The 36 should be able to drive the overflow beyond capacity so you would use a ball valve to slow the flow out of the pump down.
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Its only overkill if you dont want to run your overflow at full capacity. The 36 should be able to drive the overflow beyond capacity so you would use a ball valve to slow the flow out of the pump down.
Well this is going in the living room, so I'm trying to keep the noise level down. So I think I'll purchase the Mag 18...I'm going to have a Mag 9.5 just sitting around from when I had the sump right under the tank. Is there anything I can use this for, I dont like letting things go to waste...
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how much do you want for the mag9.5 im looking for one. email me at foxizmuk@yahoo.com if your interested in selling it. ill ship some cash your way for it
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how much do you want for the mag9.5 im looking for one. email me at foxizmuk@yahoo.com if your interested in selling it. ill ship some cash your way for it
Sorry Reefer...my uncle already offered to purchase it from me. I'd say go check Ebay...
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You could have used the mag 9.5 in a closed loop for suplmental water flow.
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