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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BigBlue, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. BigBlue

    BigBlue Inactive User

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    What size pumps do you guys use on your Phos Ban Reactors? I was thinking of something like a maxjet 400.
     
  2. vvolfe1

    vvolfe1 Inactive User

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    I'd say a maxi jet 400 would be perfect. I run a bigger one but have it valved back to almost nothing. I do believe a MJ400 will still need to be valved back just not as much.
     
  3. BGreenlee

    BGreenlee Inactive User

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    Posted By BigBlue on 12/07/2007 4:52 PM
    What size pumps do you guys use on your Phos Ban Reactors? I was thinking of something like a maxjet 400.
    Thats what I use. Trouble free for a long time.
     
  4. einsteins

    einsteins Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Maxijet 600 it tends to NOT lock up near as much....

    eins
     
  5. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    i got a rio 180 at teskes in moline, cheapest in town. beat everyone by 10 dollars and comes with shutoff valve and suction cups.
    the shutoff valve is different than the one pictured, much nicer, better built.
    im sure you either know or have read that you want low water flow and this pump is perfect size.
    im running it wide open and it is putting just enough water flow to aggitate the top of the media.
    it works great 19.99
    you can buy it online , 8 bucks.
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  6. covey

    covey GIRS Member

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    Isn't that the Rio that ends up shocking everyone?

    I run a mj400 wide open works great. Plus its a max-jet it will still be running in 5 years.
     
  7. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    OOOOOr is it the Rio that leaks epoxy resin in your tank and kills everything?....I am sure it's one of the 2.
    Friends don't let friends use Rios in their reeftanks.
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  8. BGreenlee

    BGreenlee Inactive User

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    Posted By Waverz on 12/09/2007 8:43 AM
    OOOOOr is it the Rio that leaks epoxy resin in your tank and kills everything?....I am sure it's one of the 2.
    Friends don't let friends use Rios in their reeftanks.
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    I think Rio reworked their process where that can not happen anymore. Having lived through one of the pump failures in a frag tank though I woul dbe leery none the less.
     
  9. seanndenise1

    seanndenise1 Inactive User

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    well if mine leaks or shocks me ill let ya know, just trying to use the right tool for the job.

    im sure there are other types of pumps out there, try another brand.

    thanks for the heads up though, ill keep an eye on it.
     
  10. Guest

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    Good thread, I'll be getting a phosban reactor soon.  It's always good to hear advice in advance.
     
  11. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Every brand will have its share of bad pumps.  Would I ever buy a Rio pump again?  No, not after having 3 out of 3 pumps fail on me.  But I would buy a Maxijet without hesitation.
     
  12. BigBlue

    BigBlue Inactive User

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    Well sounds like I will be buy a mj 400. Thanks guys.
     

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