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Old 07-12-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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What pump(s)for 180 dual overflow w/ 1'' bulk heads (budget

I need to get a pump , but it doesn;t have to push the bulk heads to there max just do a good job and not cost me a kidney.Any suggestions
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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A GenX Pcx30 or a PCX40 would be a perfect pump.. Nice and quiet.. Also A Sequence 750 series pump would be another good one... www.azponds.com for a Sequence pump and www.premiumaquatics.com for the GenX pump...

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What exactly is your budget? For a 180 you should probably have two pumps. I gave you a few pump ideas in another thread. Where those pumps out of your budget?
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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Oh I dotn really have a budget I'd like to get somethign for around $100 or so.I was jut gonna plumb the 1 pump to both put going lines. I mght try to get a used one, but I need to know what I am lookiing for first
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To get the circulation you really should have your not gonna get it for $100. One large pump will probably run you more than two smaller pumps. Plus with a two pump setup should one of the pumps go down for some reason you have the other to limp on until you can replace/repair.
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Old 07-12-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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ya good point so about how much flow am I looking for?600 each side?
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I just set up my 180 this weekend. It has dual internal overflows with 1.5" overflows and 1" return lines. I used a mag 18 as the return pump and it seems to move a ton of water (real quiet too). I am using my old 55 as a sump and it has water flying through it.

Side note - my old mag 7 was MUCH louder than the mag 18. I picked up the Mag 18 for 97 dollars from Big Al.
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:38 AM   #8
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ok , you just plumbed it to both returns then?Thanks for advice
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I ran the plumbing straight up from the pump to a Tee, then over to both sides using 1" pipe.
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If I was setting up a 180 I would shoot for 1000+ GPH out of each return.
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