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Pump recommendations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mark Nelson, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Mark Nelson GIRS Member

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    Hello all...looking for a replacement pump for a 100 gallon tank / 30 gallon sump mixed reef that I am setting up. Sub $200 range preferably closer to $100. Any ideas? How many turns per hour do I need to achieve?
    Thank you
  2. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I have a Reef octopus Varios 2 in like new condition that I can sell for 100 or a ecotech vectra m1 I could sell for 225 if interested. Both are real nice return pumps .

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  3. Waterrat41 Addicted Reefer GIRS Member

    Des moines
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    Dang!, If I were gonna get close to CR soon I'd jump on one of those!
  4. I just got the varios 2 for my 90 gal. Love it, it’s silent. I think 10x turnover is recommended, and I don’t get that with this pump, but didn’t have 10x before either.
  5. Roman Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    I could mail it to you

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  6. nlandgraf


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    Did you end up getting a pump yet Mark? This is what I went with off of Amazon and I am happy with the purchase.


    This is my first DC pump. After using for a few weeks, since you are in the market for a new pump, I can say you should look at some sort of DC pump as the controllable option is amazing!

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