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Old 02-04-2011, 05:35 PM   #11
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Try your local fish store and see if they have any used pumps they can sell you. You can use multiple smaller pumps. You can also try craigslist, people in this hobby always have used pumps lying around.
I bought the mag drive 9.5 today.
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I bought the mag drive 9.5 today.
I started some plumbing work with the first pump, using 3/4 PVC. Would I still be able to continue working with the 3/4 PVC or for I need to use 1" instead?
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Yes you can still use the 3/4.
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you'd have to check the spec on the pump but I think I remember someone saying it says to use larger then 3/4" from the pump.
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you'd have to check the spec on the pump but I think I remember someone saying it says to use larger then 3/4" from the pump.
The manual that came with the pump said that the best flow is achieved with hose size 1.5" as anyone used 3/4 hose/PVC with this pump?
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Also, assuming you are using a sump what is the head height? If your pump is in the sump on the floor and your tank about 4feet. I would recommend at least a mag 9
I changed the pump to a Triton 4 1050gph and the siphoning of the overflow and tank flow is going great so far. I am just trying to get my Skimmer level right
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