Return pump

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  1. MichaelP121579

    MichaelP121579 Active Member

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    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

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  2. sbash

    sbash Not Just a Potato R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful tank!

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

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    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).
     
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    And to add-- both of these pumps can handle big head pressures (28') which I need since the tank is 2 floors up..
     
  5. MichaelP121579

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    To be honest I just want a "higher end" pump I got mine sold for what I paid for it
     
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    MichaelP121579 Active Member

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  7. Snoopy 67

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    Very Nice
    Question- That looks like a brass connection between the BRS reactors & the black tubing.
    A NO NO if it is Mike.
     
  8. Nick30G

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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