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Old 12/17/2006, 12:30 AM
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in sump or external

which is better and why regardless of cost in sump or external return pumps ?
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Old 12/17/2006, 01:50 AM
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the advantage to external pumps is LESS heat transferred to the water. Submersible pumps are cooled by YOUR tank water!
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Old 12/17/2006, 02:26 AM
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Yeah definitely external, just try and find a quiet pump like the Panworld
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Old 12/17/2006, 09:34 AM
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and remember if you have any space constraints
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Old 12/17/2006, 10:28 AM
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there also isnt many submersible pumps with the head pressure rated high enough to be a return pump. i say go with the external, makes for a neater set up as well as you can have more space in your for things like a phosphate reactors, refugium, etc..
 

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