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Old 01-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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In sump return pump choice!

Hey I am setting up a sump but don't know which return pump to get. I was going to get the eheim 1262 but the person helping me set up the sump says it doesn't have enough flow/head pressure. He is thinking about a lagoon pump. He also mentioned mag drive pumps are very loud. I heard mixed reviews about those pumps. I like his choice of pump because it is super quit but it comes with high price tag. About $325. Wondering if there is another quiet pump on the market. Any input on this would be very appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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How many feet is your return line?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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About 5 feet I think
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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The 1262 is good for up to 12 feet of height. The Eheims are super quiet and reliable. I bought an Eheim compact + for my sump... I did also hear the Mags are very loud. I would go Eheim...
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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Don't know why he is saying its not good enough for my tank. The tank is 180 gallon and sump about 40.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #6
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Would be plenty... It's rated for 900 gph. Even with 5 ft of head you will still be in good shape.
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