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Old 09-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Return pumps

I need some info on returns. I'm confused to when it say head loss and the height at when you get head loss. I have a 75 gallon with a overflow rated 700gph I'm not sure what pump to go with.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Headloss is the amount of water flow that you lose depending on the distance the water is traveling. With a 75g with a 700gph overflow I would go with a mag 9.5. It is 900 gph and will become like 700gph by the time it reaches the tank.
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Is this the same thing

http://www.amazon.com/Danner-02720-P.../dp/B00025686I
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Yep, thats the one. I run mag drives in all but one of my tanks and have never had any issues with them.
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Thanks Carey.
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Carey- how often did you clean your mag? I also had a mag950, it's been running or about 6 months now. Should I take it out and clean it up?
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I'd say every 6 months or so to take it out and clean the impeller.
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