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OceanView
02-12-2015, 03:26 PM
75 gal display, 40 gal sump, has to travel upward about 4 feet.
Any recommendation for a reliable and quiet pump?

Just_Tim
02-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Danner pump or the small sicce dc pump.




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static reef
02-12-2015, 03:43 PM
Danner

Levi
02-12-2015, 04:19 PM
danner but use a foam pad under it, my mag 9.5 was loud until I put the pad on it. The mag 18 I had came with the pad and was silent. All of the other pumps I have had were loud. The Jebao DC pumps I have now are silent as far as vibration goes but when I have them ramped up to full speed there is motor whine. Luckily I dont use them past the lowest setting so they are silent.

NightStar
02-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Internal or external?

Just_Tim
02-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Both danner and sicce can be run either way just a little FYI. The danner pumps do make some heat so in-sump is ideal.




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NightStar
02-12-2015, 07:40 PM
Both danner and sicce can be run either way just a little FYI. The danner pumps do make some heat so in-sump is ideal.




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I've read that while they say they can be external, it shortens their life span to be run that way because they're engineered factoring in the heat help in sump provides. Now, I've only run mags internal, so no experience to back it up, but I figure if you're buying new with the intent of running external, why not buy something specifically designed for external use? Have you noticed if the dual use pumps get hotter if run externally? I've been curious if it does shorten the life span.

Levi
02-12-2015, 07:48 PM
I would assume that the lifespan would be shorter for external vs internal on a mag. Get an external if you want external and an internal if you want internal. Just my 2 cents. I like internal as it transfers heat to the water to reduce the load of the heaters.

Just_Tim
02-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Doesn't Sage at seaScape run danners externally? Could be wrong. I often am.




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OceanView
02-12-2015, 07:55 PM
I was planning on internal!

OceanView
02-12-2015, 07:56 PM
What size?

hooked
02-12-2015, 07:57 PM
I am running a mag 18 on my 180 external. no problems as of yet since 2010.

charleshardy5
02-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Doesn't Sage at seaScape run danners externally? Could be wrong. I often am.




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xsocali
02-12-2015, 08:22 PM
Get a mag 9.5 for your 75 gallon.

OceanView
02-12-2015, 09:40 PM
Perfect! Thank you all !!!

OceanView
02-12-2015, 10:01 PM
Sorry, one more question! Do you guys use the prefilter that is advertised with the 9.5?

Romebaby
02-12-2015, 10:18 PM
I'd go with a 7 max, maybe even a 5. A 9.5 is gonna be really fast flow through your sump unless you throttle it.

I use the plastic nozzle cover but not the foam.

Just_Tim
02-12-2015, 10:31 PM
I use the foam but it does add to your maintenance tasks.




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Just_Tim
02-12-2015, 10:32 PM
And you can throttle back the pressure side of these pumps with a ball valve.




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charleshardy5
02-12-2015, 10:40 PM
I use a 5 on my 60g flat and it's throttled back about halfway, thing moves a lot of water. I agree with rome. A 5 would most likely be ideal

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OceanView
02-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Omg, I hate figuring out equipment.....ok, there are a ton of mag 5 pumps out there made by a variety of people. What brand is the mag 5 that you are all referring to? And does the 5 stand for 500 gph? So, the sicci 2.0 would be the equivalent at 568 gph? sorry guys :(

charleshardy5
02-13-2015, 08:00 AM
It's a Danner mag5, been using it going on 2 years now and the only issue was the impeller got clogged because i never used to clean it...

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jjmoneyman
02-13-2015, 09:18 PM
Danner Mag drive pumps is all I ever use for returns. Darn things never die. Had to replace a couple impellers over the years but never the pump.




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greaseballpaul
02-13-2015, 09:43 PM
Life guard quiet one. 2x the quiet of danner and just as tough.

scrumpto
03-11-2015, 01:33 AM
I switched to a Jebao DC pump a few months back and it's been great. Here's the one I have but they make smaller ones. The nice thing is you can adjust the flow. They also have a newer version called DCT or something which I also have but haven't tested it out yet.

They're very quiet, don't heat up the water and use less energy.

http://www.amazon.com/Jebao-DC-12000-Return-Pump-Aquarium/dp/B00INTDJDA