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Old 08-03-2003, 07:01 PM   #1
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Why does it say as a side note that "Mag-Drive Pumps are not recommended for saltwater aquarium external use." ?
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I've never read this on a magdrive pump and I've used several in SW, never had a problem. I think I have seen it on the Pond Master Pumps, though.
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well it says that in my marine depot catalog so i was just curious about it. does that mean that mag-drives are submersible and external pumps. which way is better to use it
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speakin of mag-drive

how do you plump the pump externally?

it only seems to have threads on the output, but not the input

does anyone have some close-ups of how a mag is plumbed externally (inline)
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well in the magazine pic i can see it looks as if the intake is female with threads matching the male output
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Intake threads are female, need a male threaded fitting

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does that mean that mag-drives are submersible and external pumps.
Yep, can be used either way.

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Hypothethetically external will provide less heat to the water, but I think Mag-Drives are water cooled no matter which way you use them. I would look at space requirements of the sump and which was easiest to plump and make the decision from there.
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well i will have plenty of room the way my sump is gonna be now so it would be easier to put it inside. plus i can always drill the acrylic later on for an external position.
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ok gonna order the mag 2400 then
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