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Old 11-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #11
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Heat in the tank is a concern for most. You probably welcome it though. Externally mounted pumps will last 10 years or more. I've had mag drives quit after just a few years. Some right out of warranty. I don't think a little heat matters much to these pumps.
I don't understand the popularity of danner mag drives. I would rather use a Quiet One or Eheim.

Not only that, but the space that is freed up inside the sump is a big thing for me.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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i guess it comes down to situational conditions, i would love to try out an externally mounted pump but never had the chance to . luckily for me i have the room for an internal pump.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #13
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yes...I always did too, but I like external pumps better. Most use the mags, but most have smaller systems. I always have big tanks so, I like the externals. That said, at the moment I'm using 2 mag 9.5's...lol.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #14
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haha look on the brightside, atleast you didnt hardline your mag18 return pump in and forget to install a union......
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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As long as it doesn't need servicing ever...you did nothing wrong!
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:28 AM   #16
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Mr X I've actually been looking at external pumps because I'm looking to put my sump in the basement. With that said, I see you're recommending the reflow pumps however I'm noticing a common problem with them and that's the seals are notoriously crap and need replaced often and sometimes right out of the box. I was just curious why you recommend this brand over others?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #17
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Because I had good experiences with them. They are an American company that stands behind their products... at least a couple years ago they did. How many instances did you read about?
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #18
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I'll admit the reviews on BRS scare me... I haven't looked further but that's where I started and then stopped.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:17 AM   #19
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I got my Jebao 10000 in today. I'll be hooking it up to my sump this weekend. We'll see how it goes. It's rated for 2600 GPH and the head height is 4 ft. Should work pretty well (I'm hoping at least).

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If it's this pump-
Amazon.com: Jebao EGP9000 10000GPH Water Pond Pump: Patio, Lawn & Garden
it's way too strong!
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