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Re: Pump for a Plant Tank Wet/Dry Filter


I'd give Iwaki a shot.  Spendy, but extremely good pumps.  Also, Little
Giant makes a good pump.  Rios have a nasty habit of burning out, but do OK
for a cheap pump.  Another option is to valve down a Quiet One, an option
that has worked well for the 800 gph pump on my 100.  As a final thought, if
you live in an area that ever gets warm, an external (non-submersible) pump
is an advantage as it won't transfer heat to the aquarium water.

Justin Collins

> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 12:34:44 -0400
> From: Paul Mouritsen <mourip at erols_com>
> Subject: Pump for a Plant Tank Wet/Dry Filter...
> Hi,
> I bought a used 75G tank with a nice wet/dry filter but the Supreme Mag
> Drive pump is noisey. It seems to have cavitation noise which is getting
> tiresome...It is a Model 5 which I am guessing puts out 500gph at probably
> a 1' head and maybe something like 300gph at 4'.  I would like to replace
> it with a new pump which will work for my current setup, a soon_to_be
> heavily planted freshwater tank. I could use some suggestions for tank
> turnover and also for a quiet dependable pump. How about a Rio 2100 or an
> Eheim 1250? Right now I am tending toward the submersible type... I know
> that the Quiet One is a winner but I am afraid that the output will be too
> much. I am not trying to create a Rocky Mountain stream theme :-)
> Any ideas are appreciated...
> Paul