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Old 10-29-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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Best pump

I need a 500gph pump and was wondering which is the best out there?

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Old 10-29-2003, 11:16 AM   #2
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Mag drive pumps work well as do dolphin DP series as well as Sedra and Sen brand pumps. If it were me i would go with a dolphin DP-560 575 GPH pump. Dolphin has awesome customer service if you have problems! Forgot to ask internal or external mount?



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how many gallons per hour do you reccomend for 110gal?

preferably internal mount (in sump, right?)
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Yes it is internal. It is for my skimmer on my 210.
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I like magdrive pumps. I have not used dolphin pumps at all.

internal = submerged

external = inline

For a 110 gal tank I would shoot for 1100-1500GPH flow. Some of this can be suplemented with internal phumps or powerheads in the tank.
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Mags are good as well for your money! Both have proven very reliable so it is basically a money thing really. If it is for a skimmer I would get a mag 7 because as the pump gets dirty the flow will degrade substanially. This would be very critical for proper skimemer performance.


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