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Old 02-16-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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Return Pump help Please!

I have a catalina 2200 right now and i don't know whether it's me or not but it has progressively gotten louder over the past few days. My wet/dry has a max flow of 600gph and i have a 75 gal tank. what would be a good replacement for my pump that has around the same gph flow rate. i believe the catalina is rated 800gph at 0'ft
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:03 AM   #2
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i don't know the catalina, but i started with a little giant pump. It was LOUD! I couldn't take it. The tank is in my living room with hard wood floors and an open back stand, so that didn't help.........but i couldn't take it. I went with a QuietOne pump and it is much quieter. I still don't think its quiet enough, but you may want to give it a try. It can be submersed in the water or used externally. They are also pretty cheap. Check www.thatpetplace.com, drsfostersmith.com or perhaps one of our sponsers.

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How many feet of head height do you have? Once you know this you can better fit your pump needs. From the sounds of it you want a Mag9.5
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4ft from the sump to the top. I have a 150 gal rated wet/dry but only a 75 gal tank so i dont want anything that would be considered overkill. Im thinking either the rio 2100-2500, or the mag 7, or the quiet one 3000. anyone have any suggestions or advice.
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I use a rio 2100 as a return pump from my fuge. I got the following Numbers from the box. I hope it helps in your decision. I dont know what the output of the catelina is to compare.

2100- 692gph output 375gph@4ft
2500- 782gph output 529gph@4ft
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anyone here use the quiet one 3000? or the mag drive 7?
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Mag 7 is an awsome pump. Any MAG is a good quality pump. Better than RIO but thats just my personal views.

What is the capacity of your overflow? When you say your wet/dry has a max flow of 600GPH do you mean that is the capacity of your overflow feeding the wet/dry?

A mag7 is rated at 480GPH at 4' head. While the mag9.5 is rated at 800gph at 4' head you could throttle is somewhat with a ball valve.

The quiteone3000 appears to output just under 600GPH at 4' head just as a frame of reference with the other pumps.
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