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Old 07-16-2003, 08:10 PM   #1
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Quiet One Pumps

Has anyone had any experience with these? How quiet are they and are they worth buying or should we stick with a Mag 5 pump? I like the "cool running" and "energy efficient" part of it.

It's show here on live aquaria

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=6&pCatId=9849

But do see Marine depot sells it also.

Thanks for any input.
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We've got one for our 150g thats rated for 1150gph i think. It has worked extremely well so far (about 4 or 5 months). It is VERY quiet. So quiet that you don't even know its running. And we haven't noticed any increase in our electric bill which i guess means that its pretty efficient. We haven't shut it down yet for maintanence, although we probably should, so i don't know what its like to disassemble and clean. I would feel confident in endorsing this product.

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Yes it does thanks Dan, last thing we need is a higher electric bill and it's a much better price than the mag 5 but we still have to find deminsions on it. Thanks!
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but we still have to find deminsions on it
As in the size? Its about the size of my fist....literally. Its tiny, very effect pump for such a small design.

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Thanks Dan, my husband made the fuge/sump but with the outtake dimensions for a Mag 5, but by the sounds of it I don't think we'll have a problem having it fit, thanks!
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The fittings that come with the pump are either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch. Either way we had to get transition fittings and bind them together so that we could make them 1", same as the bulkhead on the sump. We did have a little leakage with the fittings that went from 1/2" to 1", but that was faulty plumbing on my part.

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