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Old 02-23-2004, 12:59 AM
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Ray,
The Mag 9.5 is defenitely too much for your overflow....I tried that already. I bought one of those dual overflows from ebay for $55 and I easily handles the 9.5. You could go with the 7 if you don't need the extra flow.
I don't know about you, but I am having a serious flow dilema....basically I need more!!!! Right now I have the mag 9.5 + 4x unsightly MJ 1200's. As it starts to get warm out I feel I may have a heat problem with all the pumps. The most effective, energy efficent method I could come up with is to add a tunze 6000 and toss the MJ's. It only runs on 15watts, much less heat, and a lot more flow.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:43 AM
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Thanks Rich! That is exactly what I suspected. So I think I will go with a Mag7 [img]smile.gif[/img]

I am worried about the heat too. Just adding a Hagen 301 and 802 powerhead my tank went up another 2 degrees. I also have 2 maxi jets in there. I am seriously considering doing a closed loop. I might build a little shelf behind my tank where my closed loop pump will sit (virtually no head pressure) and have valves on the left and right side of my returns.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:53 AM
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Yeah, I looked into doing a closed loop but when you consider the cost of a good pump + PVC + lock line fittings, it's cheaper, much easier, and much more energy efficent to add a tunze...although they are pretty ugly
Hey, do you still want those frags?

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Old 02-23-2004, 11:41 PM
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Rebel,
Being that your return is straight up, i agree that the mag 9.5 is too much. In your case the smaller mag should work. If you had more bends then i would recommend the mag 9.5.

Rich,
Make the move man, get the tunze. I am waiting on two 6000's for my tank. I think they pay for themselves over the long run, given their electrical usage.
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