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Old 05-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Water pump + oil lubricant mixing salt.

I recently bought a powerful water pump (350 g/hr) to mix salt water for my 30 gallon reef tank. When I got home I realize the pump requires lubricant between the inlet and outlet valves where it will be in contact with the water. I assume I need to buy a different pump.

Are there any other pumps you guys would recommend?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Yes don't use that pump if you have to use lubricant. I personally just use a rio 1200 to mix my WC water. Their cheap and it does the job just to mix
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Thanks! I will return the pump and look something like the Rio 1200. do they sell those at regular hardware stores?
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Hardware stores won't carry rio pumps but they probably would carry some type of pond pump you could get. Would probably be a little expensive. Do you have a LFS?They would definitely carry it.
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I use a MaxiJet 1200 for my PWCs, both to mix the water and to move it from my 30 gallon tank to my 125. MaxiJets have a great reputation. I would suggest a MJ600 or MJ900 for your needs. Check our sponsors for an online order. Depending on where you live it may only take a day or two to get to you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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Forgot about the maxi jet. A+ to that pump.
I just use the rio cause it was the pump that was sold to me when I first got into the hobby. That was 8 yrs ago.
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