Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-20-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: STL
Posts: 7
Oceanic Reef-ready pump suggestions

I am just starting to setup my 75gal Oceanic Reef-ready tank. The overflow is rated at 800gph and I have a few questions in regards to the two Mag pumps below.


Mag 7
which is rated for 480gph @ 4 feet

Mag 9.5
which is rated for 800gph @ 4 feet.

Which Mag pump should I purchase?
Is the Mag 7 pumping enough gph to be sufficient?
Is the Mag 9.5 to close to the overflow ratings for my tank?
Also will the Mag 9.5 create a loud waterfall sound with that much water pumping?


I am also going to have 2 Maxi-Jet 1200 in addition to the Mag pump.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as this is my first tank.
__________________

__________________
swrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
I would go with the Mag 9.5 More flow is best. After you plumb everything you proablby will be a bit lower than 800GPH anyway. When in doubt put a ball valve above the pump and you can then throttle the pump somewhat if need be. If the overflow is loud then install a Stockman Standpipe and that will make the overflows virtually silent.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
oceanic, pump, reef, suggestions

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
135 gal Oceanic Reef Ready F/S 1greenthumb Archive 6 01-19-2010 03:17 PM
120 gallon oceanic reef ready? mrcrazypants05 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 12-23-2005 02:08 PM
120 gallon oceanic reef ready? mrcrazypants05 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 12-23-2005 02:07 PM
Oceanic Reef-ready overflow question TygGer Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 08-04-2004 02:18 AM
Oceanic Reef Ready tank vs. anemones thefidget Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 12-05-2003 09:32 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.