Return pump

MichaelP121579

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2018
Messages
105
Reaction score
29
Location
Tennessee
I have a 60 gallon shallow reef, mostly softies. But I got a large Duncan and a couple of torches. Currently I'm running the Current USA Eflux return pump. It's been good, but I'm ready to upgrade. What do yaw suggest.
Equipment list:
Current USA 2100 GPH Return
2 Hydra 26 Hyper Drives
Nero 5 wavemaker
Reef Octopus Regal 150 INT
Reef Octopus WC 140 Waste Collector
10k Refugium light strip
Brs Dual media reactor
Ice cap battery backup
Trigger Sapphire 34
Jebo Doser .
Tunze 3155 ATO
Here are some pics of my build.
I'm not really on a budget but I don't want to over spend

20190115_182123.jpg


20190112_210520.jpg


20190116_182303.jpg


20190112_203831.jpg


20190106_165337.jpg


20181118_175359.jpg


20181122_050835.jpg
 

sbash

Not Just a Potato
View Badges
Joined
Mar 17, 2014
Messages
1,518
Reaction score
955
Location
Ottawa, Canada
Beautiful tank!

What is your motivation to 'upgrade'? eg. More flow, less noise, concerned of failure
 

thisoldfish

Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 2, 2018
Messages
57
Reaction score
19
Well I just retired my TurboSea 1100 after 7 years.. wasn't giving me any trouble I just figured it was going to die at some point. Very impressed with it. However- based on good feedback on this site I replaced with Pan World 150 which appears to be very similar if not identical. Big heavy metal pumps. And, fairly quiet (my sump is in basement so I don't care anyway, but it's not that loud).
 

thisoldfish

Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 2, 2018
Messages
57
Reaction score
19
Well I just retired my TurboSea 1100 after 7 years.. wasn't giving me any trouble I just figured it was going to die at some point. Very impressed with it. However- based on good feedback on this site I replaced with Pan World 150 which appears to be very similar if not identical. Big heavy metal pumps. And, fairly quiet (my sump is in basement so I don't care anyway, but it's not that loud).
And to add-- both of these pumps can handle big head pressures (28') which I need since the tank is 2 floors up..
 
OP
MichaelP121579

MichaelP121579

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2018
Messages
105
Reaction score
29
Location
Tennessee
To be honest I just want a "higher end" pump I got mine sold for what I paid for it
 
OP
MichaelP121579

MichaelP121579

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 27, 2018
Messages
105
Reaction score
29
Location
Tennessee
Beautiful tank!

What is your motivation to 'upgrade'? eg. More flow, less noise, concerned of failure[/QUOTIm
Alot of the reason is because when I shut pump off to feed or W/C, when I plug back in it ramps too 100% and causes a mess. I have very fine sand, I'm really leaning towards the Reef Octopus vario s4
 

Snoopy 67

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 11, 2019
Messages
112
Reaction score
98
Very Nice
Question- That looks like a brass connection between the BRS reactors & the black tubing.
A NO NO if it is Mike.
 

Nick30G

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
133
Reaction score
100
I have been running a Reef Octopus Varios 2 on my tank. Really like it so far. Completely and I mean completely silent. Plenty of flow that can be adjusted actually as well. So far been running a year now no problems
 

Ajholms0427

Member
View Badges
Joined
Sep 5, 2013
Messages
30
Reaction score
18
Location
Willowbrook
I’m running a Neptune cor 20 on my reef and love it. It makes no noise at all, simple to setup and control and looks great.

I will say though I’m also running a jebao dcp 8000 on my fish only system and for the money you can’t go wrong. It really moves water too. I’m only running it at 45% power most the time.
 

Is your Build Thread Badge missing? Uh oh!

  • Yes it's gone

    Votes: 56 28.7%
  • Nope, I'm quick

    Votes: 62 31.8%
  • Uh I don't understand. (you better click and read)

    Votes: 28 14.4%
  • Never had one...until now!

    Votes: 49 25.1%

Online statistics

Members online
756
Guests online
2,213
Total visitors
2,969
The Random Flow Generator™ Nozzle by VCA
Top