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Old 03-07-2012, 07:30 PM   #21
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Both. Some things I wouldn't mind having from taiwan.... but something as vital as a return pump (albeit an overpowered return pump) I 'd rather have a known, reliable brand.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #22
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Is the quiet one better than the mag? I have heard they live up to their name.
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I have a mag 7 on my 40b... I can't even hear it running now. I did have to put a piece of foam under it. Having that flex tube helped as well.
Both mag drives and quiet ones have a good reputation from what I've seen.
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Due to the many dollars that I have invested already, I will probably start with this one and look for a quiet one or mag used. Pushing close to $900 already and the wife wants to see some results!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #25
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Perhaps the next group buy will be the time to get the mag 9.5. I will check the discount when we do another buy at BRS.
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There's no discount on them. Your best bet is to look for one used somewhere.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #27
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Back to craigslist it is then....LOL
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #28
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You can see in mine that I just have a short piece of flexible tubing on mine -





What kind of return pump do you have exactly?
So, it looks like the pipe with the 45 in it is coming from the tank and dumping into a filter sock in the skimmer area. And the one in the foreground is the return. How is the pvc connected to the return pump? Also is that a check valve on the return or is that a union?
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Yeah, that's right. The one on the far end is from the overflow. That's a union you see there, but I have a check valve right behind the 2x4 if you look on the right side of the pic.



Here's a better pic of just the return pump up to the elbow

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Tested the sump this morning and one of the baffles didnt hold up. Re-siliconed and test again tomorrow. I noticed when scraping off the old silicone that it was still not cured. Gonna give it longer this time.
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