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Old 07-22-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Mag pumps are junk I need pump recommendation

I had started a thread a few days ago about excess pump noise on a mag 36 pump. Today I have determined it is also raising my water temp a lot. ie 600 gallons of water 4 degrees in 24 hours. The mag pump is gone and I will not own another one of the pieces of junk. Any suggestions on a quiet dependable non-submersed pump in the 3500-5000 gph range?
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Sorry to hear that Brenden. I haven't personally used them, but I have heard good things about Dolphin and GEN-X (Japanese series). Maybe research these and see what you think.

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While I have heard bad things about the Mag36 the other Mag models have been nothing but relyable in my experence. I have personally used Mag5, Mag7 and Mag9.5
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I do have a mag5 on my UV that currently has no issues. I believe the place I purchased it is going to take it back so that is good news. I am leaning toward the dolphin pump that salttanker suggested. Anyone have issues with them?
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Look at the Reeflo Dart or Barracuda. Big flow and I have heard the Dart is almost silent.
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I use a Dolphin 75 and it is almost silent short of a humm if you're next to it. I love it. I'm a previous Mag 36 user that had the same experience you did.
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Bearfan...Are you talking about the dolphin 7500 6900gph? That quiet? What size intake and return lines you use?
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I just ordered a dolphin 7500. I hope this works better. Thanks for all your help
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The Dolphin's rock. I personally use a Little-Giant - I forget what specific model, but it churns the water! (with only a hum for presence that's covered up by flowing water noise)
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if it is a danner mag drive 36 you should of red the papers that came with it daner mags are not for inline sw use they are for in sump use only they need to be in the water not inline you will burn a daner out when used in line why they are like that i do not know but they need to be submeresd for sw use thats why you are haveing the heat problem and noise
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