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Old 01-18-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Pump choice

I have to replace a return pump. I am thinking about a Dolphin AS2700 (1.5" outlet) or a BlueLine HD70(1" outlet). The return water will go through a short run of 1" hose and into a UV stelilzer and out to 1" hose. It will then be split an reduced to 3/4" hose that rises about 4 feet to the returns.

I like Dolphin pumps and their service. Howver, should i consdider the BL since the outlet is 1" and the reduction will be less dramatic? Or does it not really matter.

I do not want more than about 1,350 gph to go through the UV. This will give me about 3X per hour turnover through the UV.

Pete R.
450g Acrylic FOWLR
380 lbs. of Live Rock
1 Yellow Tang, 1 Mono, 1 Blue Angel, 1 Foxface Lo, 1 Lunare Wrasse, 1 Snowflake Eel

1x Dolphin AS2100
1x Dolphin AM4700
72" Aqualight Pro: 4x96 Actinic, 3x150 HQI Halides, 4x1 moonlights
AquaC EV-1000 Protein Skimmer run by Dolphin AS2100
AquaUV 114 watt UV Sterilizer
2x Jager 250w
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