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Old 12-12-2018, 11:02 AM
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anyone??
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:43 AM
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Abyzz DC controllable pump, but pricey
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:04 PM
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Yes I have that on my list but for that price they don't give GPH, I am looking into Red Dragon Speedy 230w DC Pump which does 6400 gph, but I like to hear little more from other members on what they have been using and what are their feedback... (ecotech, Hydor Seltz, Current USA DC Flow pump etc...
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:14 PM
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have you looked into a pond pump?
https://www.pondusa.com/product-cate...0-to-7500-gph/ not sure about it was talking to someone has a Koi pond just a thought.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:32 PM
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not sure if they are reliable and not sure if they are for saltwater applications
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:15 PM
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good point
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:03 AM
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Just came across this thread and...... WOW!! this is one hell of a system your setting up. If not for having a wife I would be doing the same. When this thing is done you should have a stocking party where everyone brings a frag and you give a tour. As far as the pump, I have a EcoTech Vectra L1 in my system, been running for 2 years, its dead silent and rock solid, I have had zero issues with it. You can see and feel the build quality just holding it in your hands, would definitely recommend it but not sure that its enough for a tank of your size. I would use 2 of them, one strictly for the return and the second as a return and to supply your manifold for your gfo, carbon, uv ect. or use the second on a closed loop to tank and branch off to supply the manifold. One benefit to having two pumps is you wont need to run them at 100%, which makes them more efficient also if something ever did go wrong you would still have another pump circulating water. One nice option on the EcoTech is the battery backup.

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Old 12-14-2018, 04:26 PM
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I would agree with Mooka151 regarding using a second pump. Redundancy is a beautiful thing. If 1 pump fails you will still have flow. Since you are using the pump to feed other parts of your system there is a great amount of dependency you are placing on the 1 pump. Listen, you could install 1 pump and have a spare but....if the pump goes while you are away then all is shut down until you replace it. With the 2 pumps you have built in security to an extent.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:26 PM
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I agree with both of you, I think I will have ecotech L1 as my main return pump and second pump as back up and something different to run my other items from manifold. I will post pictures when I get to that part..
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Abyzz are awesome pumps, pricey but great. As mentioned before on large systems I like to run two separate return pumps just in case one goes out. Even if running something cheaper like the Jebao 20,000 having a third as backup.
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