I went with the MagDrive 24 for my 180 FW
tank with sump because it has 1" openings and the brand is regarded as quiet and energy efficient.
I should have paid more attention to the specs because it is too loud, I dampened it against the acrylic sump with some filer foam pad but the *hum* of the motor is still too much.
If there's more I can do to silence it I'm open to suggestion but otherwise...
What should I go with that is virtually silent?
I would like it to be
- submerged (don't want to redo plumbing)
- have 1" openings
- very very quiet
- highly powered, doesn't need to match the 2400 gph
of the MagDrive 24 but... frankly I am not sure of the minimum gph
I require. I have 1.5" pipe ending in a spraybar with two 1' jets.