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jmh2536 07-27-2004 12:31 AM

Return Pump...
 
I'm currently setting up a 120g tank. The tank will be on the first floor and I want the sump, skimmer, etc to be in the basement. I have an 800gph overflow box, although I dont run it this high because of noise...I'm going to need a powerful pump for the return. The overhead is going to be 7ft up followed by a 90 degree turn going another 7ft followed by another 90 degree turn going up another 5 or 6 feet. So up, over, and up... What submersible pump would you recoommend for this kind of overhead??? Im trying to keep this under $200 if possible. Thanks.

indy 07-27-2004 05:45 AM

You're looking at a pond or swimming pool pump for that much flow with that much head height. I'd check ebay :)

marcus russo 07-27-2004 08:48 AM

Hey Local st. louisan.
Indy has a good point. Check ebay for a used one as a new pump that will work for ya will probably cost you a lot more thatn you can find on ebay
!

fishfreek 07-27-2004 09:53 AM

Mag 18 or Mag 24

jmh2536 07-27-2004 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishfreek
Mag 18 or Mag 24

Yah I was looking at those 2 or the MAG 36...I'm guessing the 36 is an overkill?

fishfreek 07-27-2004 06:57 PM

Its only overkill if you dont want to run your overflow at full capacity. The 36 should be able to drive the overflow beyond capacity so you would use a ball valve to slow the flow out of the pump down.

jmh2536 07-27-2004 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishfreek
Its only overkill if you dont want to run your overflow at full capacity. The 36 should be able to drive the overflow beyond capacity so you would use a ball valve to slow the flow out of the pump down.

Well this is going in the living room, so I'm trying to keep the noise level down. So I think I'll purchase the Mag 18...I'm going to have a Mag 9.5 just sitting around from when I had the sump right under the tank. Is there anything I can use this for, I dont like letting things go to waste... :D

arizona reefer 07-28-2004 05:44 PM

how much do you want for the mag9.5 im looking for one. email me at foxizmuk@yahoo.com if your interested in selling it. ill ship some cash your way for it

jmh2536 07-28-2004 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arizona reefer
how much do you want for the mag9.5 im looking for one. email me at foxizmuk@yahoo.com if your interested in selling it. ill ship some cash your way for it

Sorry Reefer...my uncle already offered to purchase it from me. I'd say go check Ebay...

fishfreek 07-29-2004 08:29 AM

You could have used the mag 9.5 in a closed loop for suplmental water flow.


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