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Old 06-16-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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Need a return pump recommendation

It's going to be for a 6 foot, dual corner overflow tank. Im not sure if I should go 1200 gph or ?? Also what's a good brand?
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #2
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I used a dart which is located in the basement, and still throttle it back about a quarter. same yank set up
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Im looking for an in sump
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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Im looking for an in sump
My mag drive 12 (1200gph) is the return pump on my 100 gallon, not the best pump, but a great bang for your buck. I have no complaints so far
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I'd rather spend the money on something that s going to last.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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I'd rather spend the money on something that s going to last.
Mag drive is one of the most reliable pumps on the market. Their down fall is a good amount of heat being put off and once you go bigger than the 12 I heard they can be a little noisey.

http://www.thereeftank.com/compare-w...-pump/reviews/
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:30 AM   #8
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I run a mag24 on my 210 and haven't had heat or noise issues from it. Before I was running scicce pumps but when it burned out I didn't have the money to replace it and bought this. It's been kicking for 2 1/2 years so far without a failure.
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I have a mag drivev18 it is a great, reliable pump. It all depends on headloss and how many gph your trying to turn over. I have a 135g with a sump and I have it turned down a little with a ball valve. Also for less head loss you could do flex tubbing.
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A mag 12 should be plenty if you're running the pump from under the stand. You won't have that much head loss. If you're worried grab a mag18 and throttle it back some with a ball valve or gate valve
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