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Old 02-19-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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So on Wednesday last week my Eco-Plus 1267 return pump quit on me for no reason. So I replaced it with a Danner Supreme Classic Mag-Drive 12 so far it's the quietest return pump I've ever owned. It's supposed to be slightly weaker than my old pump but this one handles head pressure much better. I was wondering what I can expect to see as far as noise with this pump in the distant future as well as how long other Supreme Classic pumps have lasted. I would also like to know what I can expect to have to do as far as long term maintenance requirements to keep it running properly.
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I put a sponge filer (cut down one side to lay flat) under mind because of vibrations causing noise. Most people have very good long term results with then. I'd suggest soaking in vinegar every couple months to break down the coralline and other deposits built ip
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So on Wednesday last week my Eco-Plus 1267 return pump quit on me for no reason. So I replaced it with a Danner Supreme Classic Mag-Drive 12 so far it's the quietest return pump I've ever owned. It's supposed to be slightly weaker than my old pump but this one handles head pressure much better. I was wondering what I can expect to see as far as noise with this pump in the distant future as well as how long other Supreme Classic pumps have lasted. I would also like to know what I can expect to have to do as far as long term maintenance requirements to keep it running properly.
I've been running the mag 12 for the return on my 135 for the last two years+ and she's never missed a beat,..I've only cleaned the sponge filter off,.. It's very ,very quite ,strong and reliable... No worries
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I've had a good amount of mag 7's quit on me just after the warranty was up. I am currently using a pair of 9.5's right now and haven't seen any issues as of yet. I've used a mouse pad in the past inside the tank under the pump.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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I've had a good amount of mag 7's quit on me just after the warranty was up. I am currently using a pair of 9.5's right now and haven't seen any issues as of yet. I've used a mouse pad in the past inside the tank under the pump.
Never would have thought of a Mouse Pad that is a great ideal thanks Doug.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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I use a mag 12, havent hadnt it very long because the tank is still new for the last 6 months but i like it.
And it comes with a sponge and a little rubber pad that goes on the bottom so its quiet.
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I have Mags 7 to 18's. all of them are great. Just every few months, disconnect them and soak vinegar/water mix to clean. These pumps have never gave me any problems. Even use one on my koi pond.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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Would a mag 18 be too much for a 110g tank with a 30g fuge sump? Im starting an upgrade to this combo but not sure about pump size
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Would a mag 18 be too much for a 110g tank with a 30g fuge sump? Im starting an upgrade to this combo but not sure about pump size
I am not the expert here like Mr. X is but I would say a 18mag is way to strong for a 110. I had a Mag 12 on my 125 and it was great. I also used the 9.5 mag in my 55 gallon pond loved it had it for over 4 years till I had to sell it because I gave the pond away to a neighbor that was moving and I was trying to make room on my patio.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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You want to match your intake gph to sump with your gph return rate for your pump. The 18 is pretty strong. I'm using one of those but it's pumping from the sump in the basement about 15 feet up. I still need a stronger one. Course there are other pumps you can get. I'm going to get an external pump to use.
On the Dannermfg.com has a data and conversion table for extra info for each pump. That will help you decide which one is right for you.
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