Dc pump with balls????

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  1. phil bevilacqua

    phil bevilacqua Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    Is there such a thing? All the pumps that I’ve looked at seem to be between 12 and 16 feet max head pressure… I won’t be pumping that high but I do have a few elbows and a few different directions that the water will need to go. I typically run and Iwaki pressure pump and it does anything and everything that I needed to do… I’m leaning towards just going back with that but I was wondering if there was a DC pump that you guys think would actually push through my plumbing ????
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Not that I'm aware of. Bump
     
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    Abyss goes to about 30 feet for just $2500
     
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    roberthu526 Valuable Member

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    Red dragon high pressure
     
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    Jay Z Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Vectra l2. I just put one in last week. Love it. Had a simplicity for a short time. Night and day difference between the 2. Even though the simplicity claims it moves more, the l2 kills it.

    Max head of 21.5 I do believe.
     
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    phil bevilacqua Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    Ty. I looked at the vectra s2 and it’s like 11.5ft. So I figured they were all weak as balls ..... ty for sharing the L series! If it can pump 21 feet that’s plenty of pressure to do what I need Thanks guys
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

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    Coralvue has a pump with balls, Germany made, 10 year warranty, under $2000.
     
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    JDowns Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Abyzz or Red Dragon HP. Love my Red Dragon.
     
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    phil bevilacqua Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    Thanks guys
     
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    I dunno... I had an L1 pumping up from the basement and across the house and it was not impressive. Sold it for an iwaki 40 rlt
     
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    phil bevilacqua Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    Yea. Did a lot of research and that seems to be the case. Just going to stick with iwaki too
     
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    JDowns Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    I took a second look this morning. I can't find any nuggets on the Red Dragon. But it does have the pressure ratings your looking for. :p
     
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    Jebao 18000 or 20000
     
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    Putting two pumps in series doubles the pressure at the output of the second pump. The flow rate at zero head pressure would be the same, but would pump twice as high as a single pump. Two $300 DC pumps would push some good pressure, but you would have to spend a few hundred more to get two DC pumps that equal the MD100.
     
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    Abyzz certainly has the cojones you're after...at a price.

    Haven't seen a single negative review/feedback just yet.
     
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    Just received my EcoTech Vectra L2 today. (replacement for L1, after 3 years) Plan to re-plumb in the next few days. I'll post with my experience and keep updating in regard to performance and reliability. IMG_4005.jpg
     
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    Jebao, quiet, cool, and not too expensive. I run 2 DCP20000 that provide 32 feet of head and over 5200 gph with minimal head pressure loss. I have been very happy with them.
     
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    Vectra is great for flow but does poorly against pressure. Hard to beat Iwaki (or panworld) for muscle and reliability.
     
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    That's a bit far for that pump. An application like up a floor and across the house would definitely need a pressure-rated pump.
     
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    Not dismissing your claim, for sure. However, the Vectra L2 is EcoTech's newest release. I'm in Florida, and we don't have basements, so I'm not running a lot of head height (62" with a Tee off for the reactors. Each with their own control valve). I was running multiple reactors (x3) and running at 80% with the L1, split return...plenty of pressure. Obviously, as I'm assuming most are aware, the Vectra L1 had issues with overheating, internally. Although mine lasted 3 years without a problem...till I did (last week).
    I'll do my best, as I've not been involved in the community, to get involved and share my experience.
     
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