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Old 09-08-2011, 05:33 PM   #21
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I did a lot of internet research and it seems that the issues the Rio's had have been fixed with the HF's. I did see a couple of noise complaints but am hoping these were user error issues. It seems a lot of people really like them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #22
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I can't ever hear my pump and I have no dampening pad underneath it either. Once I get up and running with my new setup I'll be using a mag drive which at that point I can compare. But as of now, no noise or vibration from my rio.
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That is great to hear! No pun intended
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It will still be better than the aqueon 3000 rated at 625 gph at 0' head that I bought originally. For some reason this is the pump that aqueon recommends for the model 2 proflex sump they sell. I don't really know why they would recommend it because the smallest overflow they sell is rated at 925 gph. I hope I can return both of the over flow and the return pump I got from them. The overflow is just to physically big on my tank and the pump is to small. Well the overflow isn't really to big but I would have to have the tank about 7-8" off the wall. With the eshopps I should be closer to 3" with just slightly less gph but will still be plenty flow for my 46 gal
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #25
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Oh great so I took my rio17hf to the lfs(marine specialists) and the owner was almost flabbergasted that I would be using that pump on a 46 gal reef. He said its much to powerful and I should have used a regular rio aqua 2500. Great so now I have two pumps I can't/shouldn't use. He suggested I send it back for exchange but the 2500's are backordered and not expected to be instock until 9/30/11. So I guess I continue to wait. I'm kind of hesitant to not listen to him because he seems very sure of himself and if I ever have a problem I don't want to get the "I told you so" every time I go in there
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the owner of that store is confusing you for no reason. it's only a couple hundred GPH difference and that can easily be adjusted down with a ball valve. no need to return anything, unless of course you want to purchase a better brand pump.
what problem can you have with using this pump? you can safely choke back the pump with a ball valve at the exhaust port.
are you still using the 925 gph overflow box?
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Go with Mr X,If you dont want 800gph going through your tank throttle the pump down,as for the eshopps overflow,change the u bend from the 1" to the 3/4" to drop the rate to around 600gph.
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Can I ask why everyone uses ball valves in their applications for throttling flow?
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Can I ask why everyone uses ball valves in their applications for throttling flow?
I dont,I use the pump valve
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Can I ask why everyone uses ball valves in their applications for throttling flow?

Easy, cheap and effective.
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