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Old 02-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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pump for sump

Hi all,

Im just wondering if anybody can give me advice on good quality brands, preferably quiet as well.

It doesnt need to pump air into the water as the overflow and sump will take care of airation.

The tank and sump will both be 35 US Gallon long (36"x15"x15") and from the pump to the higest point of the tank is 1.5 metre.

Are 'mag drives' just for saltwater because the price seems a bit much. Will any cheap brand pond pump from a DIY shop do? i dont want to skimp on what is an important piece of equipment.

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Old 03-01-2014, 05:14 AM   #2
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I think you should go for a quiet and affordable DC pump, like speedwave or even a jebao pump. For warranty and better customer service, perhaps a waveline or diablo.

Mags are louder and uses more watts. DC pumps use less watts and you can adjust the flow.
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Thanks, but these all seem to be labelled as 'reef' and its for a freshwater tank. Also I cant seem to find any in the UK. Is the eheim compact a good pump? Ive got an eheim pickup internal at moment for my 15g.

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These pumps can be for fresh or saltwater. Eheim is reliable good pump.

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Thanks. Are there any other good brands worthy of note in uk? I know its a major piece of equipment but is it worth skimping with a bog standard pump? I would go for one of the ones you mentioned above but shipping would cost a fortune and take forever and as with most things labelled 'reef' the prices are bumped up a lot more I.e. an eheim compact rated 1000l/h I can get for £25 where as the others are half the flow for $100

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And a bog standard one is £10-£15

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I only know US-based products. Not sure about UK.
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