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Old 12-28-2003, 06:53 AM   #1
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Water pumps which are good and which are bad?

Into the market for a water pump for the return on my refugium to my main tank, wanted to see whate veryone thought, thanks!
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:11 AM   #2
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Mag drive
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quiet one
dolphin
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Good

Rio
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BAD!!!

These are pumps I have personal experience with.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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Sen and Sedra also make nice pumps. Rio's are ok for a cheap pump but you have to be extremely vigil with cleaning them or failure can occur.
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i dont know about the new gen rio but the older models imo are not worth the .50 in plastic!! stay away from these as a return cause they fail to restart alot !!! mag drives are better but imo run on the warm side but fro the money who cares right heheh !
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I've got a mag-drive which I throttled down with a ball valve, and it seems to work just fine. It did heat up the water when I had the sump closed, but I opened it and it's been fine since.
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yea on my 90 i run a mag drive 24 & 9.5 and little giant and water went up like 5 degrees !! and the 90 top is all open and the 55 gallon fug is open along with the 50 sump is open still warmed the water alot !! also when i got the mag 24 was surprised to read that they say not to use these inline for salt water as well !!! why i dont know !! would think fresh or salt inline or not would be the same diff !!
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:09 PM   #7
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What do you guys think of the Via Aqua?
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Old 12-28-2003, 01:13 PM   #8
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there sooooooooooooooooooo cheap makes me worry but as mabe a ph it be ok but imo there a big diff between a ph and a pump !! so to use it as a return would be a nono imo
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Good submersibles include the Danner Mag Drives and the Dolphin DP series. I don't like Rio. External pumps...my favorite is Blueline followed by Little Giant and Iwaki.
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Does water pump mean filter if so I have the Eheim Pro II which I find very good and also super quiet.
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