Orphek looks great!!! Great Idea!!!
Abyzz Flow Canons great!!!
Would certainly looking at Abyzz A400 Return Pumps. Their energy efficiency rate and construction is crazy good.
For the Skimmer at that volume would go probably with a Sander Helgoland Skimmer...
Oloid looks interesting... First time I saw it...
Hello and thanks for advises Flo and Torben!torben this thing is going to be crazy!
and I have to go with what the other Torben wrote, go with Abyzz... with there new controller they'll be fully apex integrated!!
Abyzz 400 was mine first thought. But than I compare different manufacture by watt per liter and price per pump. This is my result:
This ist the 230 Watt flow version of RD3 230 Watt. I just need to bridging 1.20m if water level is 40cm in sump. So RD3 needs 230 Watt for 16.000 Liter that is 4300 gal.
Abyzz haven't got a flow version. They have power and can overriding several meters. The Abyzz need 400 Watt for 16.000 liter / 4300 gallon.
If I have to overbridge more meters Abyzz would be my choice. In this project I would lost 170 Watt per pump and I need four of them. 4 times 170 Watt = 680 Watt per hour = 1500 EUR per year. Much money!
4 x RD3 230 watt flow
4 x 1220 EUR = 4880 EUR
4 x Abyzz 400
4 x 1890 EUR = 7560 EUR
Differenz between Abyzz and RD3 = 2680 EUR RD3 is cheaper.
Quality of the pumps
I bought 3 RD3 pumps in 2014. Two of them have had problems after a few days with their controllers. RE repair that and since that no problem again. I heard the supplier of this controllers had problems at the start. I olso bought 2 Abyzz 200 in 2014. Never had problems by running this pumps. Two times I had problems made by myself. I forget but I thing I dropped them. I send to Abyzz, only 70km away of my home, and get them back without bill! That was fantastic. I love the Abyzz and normally Abyzz is my favorite but in this special case it is more expensive than RE stuff.
So I think I have good luck with two so good manufacturers in my area. Royal exclusive is about 300km away. By the way Deltec 80km and Aquamedic also 80km. Somebody want to deceive with me?
Same thing with the skimmer. Sander Helgoland need three times more energy than the Royal Exclusive Bubble King Deluxe 650. This skimmer is for 25000 liters and I have a big flies filter in front of the skimmer so this size of skimmer would be more than sufficient. May be I would give my current Genisis Evo 3/500 a chance. If it don't work I buy the Evo 3/1000