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Old 08-12-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Help with external UV pump

Have just bought a D&D 10W UV unit, it recommends a flow rate of no more than 500l/hr but I am having real trouble finding a self priming pump that will get anywhere near this????

The closest I have got is by hanging the unit off the lid of my tank & running a Maxijet MP1200 powerhead, this gives me about 250l/hr, I have also tried an Ehiem 600 & Maxijet 1000 which are no better???

I don't run a canister filter atm, though if it meant a better flow rate then I'd have one as I could also run GAC & RowaPhos in it.

The only thing is whatever I use must be able to reprime itself in a powercut or if I turn it off/on for any reason....

Many Thanks,

30gal tank, 20kgs Fiji + 4kgs Madagascan LR, bare bottom, 2 x Maxijets 900, AquaC Remora skimmer, 10W D&D UV using a spraybar on surface for return,Maxijet 600 + spraybar behind LR, Ecco 2234 running RowaPhos/GAC, 150w visitherm.
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