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Old 09-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #11
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Ihave a 1532gph return pump and a 1200gph overflow and use a ball valve just after the return pump to throttle back any extra flow. It takes just a bit of tinkering to get it right but one you do you're set. Just gotta set up an ATO or be diligent in adding top off water.
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My Quiet one can be used either in line or submerged.
i was guessing the OP wasn't going to go through drilling his sump for an external pump.
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Ok thanks everyone for all the info
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Yeah I'm not drilling the sump. Just going to put it inside.
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Well I ended up ordering a Rio 17HF. I like the qo's but they were a little big footprint wise. The space in my sump is kind of limited(10"x9 7/8") and I'm putting a SWC 120 protein skimmer in there too. The sump is an aqueon proflex model 2 and it has filter socks in the first chamber so putting the skimmer in there is not an option I don't think. The Rio 17HF will put out aaround 725-750 gph at 5 ft and its a pretty slim design. I hope it will be enough
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rios used to be pretty crappy. i hope that works out for ya.
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I have a rio HF 26 and haven't had any issues with it yet. But it's only been four months or so. I also was concerned with the footprint and just couldnt spend the almost $200 for another pump. With the price I paid I figure I could have a backup one just in case and still not have spent $200. LOL
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i have heard of them going bad and leaking oil into the tank. maybe they have corrected this since a few years ago.
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Gosh, I sure hope so....fingers crossed***
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