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Old 01/10/2008, 10:44 AM
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Best Sump Return Pump?

Which retun pump has the most bang for the buck?

I need to get a return pump for my 75 gallon RR AGA. It flows max 600 gph and I have a 30 gallon sump setup like this:

Tank Overflow>Skimmer>Return>Refugium

The overflow will go to a ball valve that will send 75% of the water to the skimmer and 25% to the fuge.

I was considering a MAG 7. Does anyone know of a better pump for my situation? I will not spend more than $100.
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:52 AM
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Ocean Runner 2500. 625 gph at 38 watts or you can do the Mag 7 which is 70 Watts. Think about it...that is a 70 watt heater that is constantly on. Mag's are great for ponds but IMHO they downright blow for aquariums. The Ocean Runner will do perfectly on your system.

http://www.thereefstop.com/index.php...bdbc20910a681b


I think Mag over rates their pumps and require a 1-1/4" pipe to get that 700 gph. I only use my Mag 7 for mixing salt and have removed every Mag pump from my system.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:32 AM
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Hey! Thanks a bunch for the info! I will buy an oceanrunner today.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:32 AM
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I like the Reeflo pumps, go to their website to find the one that works for you.
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:13 PM
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Does that model of OceanRunner take US fittings? I know my 6500 doesn't.
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:18 PM
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No but mine came with a barb fitting and it worked very well. I am ok with barb fittings on a 635 gph pump but would not be with a 1700 gph pump. lol
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:29 PM
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I've used a mag 7 as my return pump since 1995, no problems here. I may look into an Ocean Runner though.
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Old 01/10/2008, 01:58 PM
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The biggest drawback to a Mag is the power consumption and heat that consumption is converted into.
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Old 01/10/2008, 02:11 PM
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i use the ocean runner 2500. works well. and isnt to noisy !
 

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