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Old 09-14-2017, 12:13 AM   #1
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Favorite pump for 150 gallon

I've had my 150 gallon drilled cichlid tank for five years. I made my own filter with Tupperware drawers and plastic pot scrubbers. It's in a Tupperware container sump under the tank. The top drawer has a sheet of polyfil that I replace every other week and the second drawer has my homemade bioballs (pot scrubbers). It has worked great except I keep having to replace the pump about once or twice a year. Our electricity went off tonight and after it came back on the pump was dead. This is my second pump THIS YEAR!! I'm tempted to go buy four waterfall filters and hang them over the back, but I don't think the filtration would be as good as my current setup. I'd love to hear advice and recommendations on pumps. I attached a picture of some of my fish but the pic is sideways. Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #2
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Nice tank, and a good looking crop of fish. I admire your enginuity in building your sump system. If by waterfall filter, you are referring to HOB filters, A.C. 110's seem to be the filter of choice by most members. Seachem's new line of HOB's appear to be an up and coming contender.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:18 AM   #3
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AC 110 is a good filter.A couple would work IMO..
For my sump on my 180 [sump in basement tank in living room above] I use Jeboa DC pumps.The 12,000 is best for you IMO.
It is digitally controlled so you turn down electricity use not water flow to control rate...
Pretty affordable ,BUT Chinese patent stealing almost at it's finest ,it may or may not last years..I have a couple that have run for years and one that stops every year or so ,but starts after putting on a different power source..
My return line from basement is 1 1/2 inch hard PVC and I have the tank running 1 setting under full power...It quietly and quickly moves water!
IMO worth the price and better then Danner mags that suck electricity and add 5-10 degrees to tank temp...
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:47 PM   #4
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The Fluval Sea pumps are a pretty good quality pump if you want an AC pump.

My wife just ordered a Current eflux DC pump for her marine tank. My feedback on that will probably come too late to help you though.

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I think the DCT pumps have been replaced with the DCP pumps.

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