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Old 07-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #11
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This time I made extra room my 55 was real tight getting everything in it so this time I figured sump room into the stand
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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Does any one got any return pump suggestions
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #13
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On my 75 I'm using two. Originally it was two Rio 2500s, but one of them had an impeller failure and I replaced it with an Aqueon 3000 I found on clearance. If you are only plumbed for one return, I'd go with as big a pump as you overflow can handle. The Mag Drive line is very reliable, and I've heard good things about Eheim and Quiet Ones as well.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #14
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If your think external go with little giant. Internal mag 7 or 9.5 I'm in Florida too I'm running a mag 9.5 temp is around 78 without fans which I might add later.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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I have a one inch overflow hears a pic
I have a quietone 4000hh on my 55 great pump should I stay with the same size since my 55 also has a one inch overflow
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #16
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I would, since you already know that the pump matches the overflow. I run 2 Quiet one 4000's on my 180, this tank has been up for 1 1/2+ years, as an upgrade, with no pump issues whatsoever. Knock on wood
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
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Only issue I ever had was breaking the ceramic shaft during cleaning my fault I called the company to buy one they sent me one free as a one time courtesy
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #18
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Good to know, in case that happens to me.. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:57 PM   #19
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I pulled it apart on a angle instead of straight out that's how I broke mine
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #20
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My sump is drilled so know I can begin to put it together

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