Can a laguna Powerjet be used in a reef tank?

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  1. durleo

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    Hi Guys - I was jus wanting to find out if anyone has used a Laguna Powerjet in a reef tank - The pump is made by askoll and does 9000lt for 100w. The outer casing is removable and it is not badly priced!

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  3. Suhayl

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    Im looking for Laguna pumps, where can I get?
     
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    Laguna is owned by Hagen and Nature Petland stock them here in durbs - The Powerjet 2400 - 9000lt/h runs on 100w and sells for R1500 - The blocks are askoll who make the red dragon pumps.

    I have sent laguna an email with regards to it being reefsafe and will let you guys know what they say!
     
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    Ok, thanks will check it out.
     
  6. IMarine

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    yes you can use as uplift pumps,they are by far the best,also eheim pumps as well with low power consumption and also excellent pumps and half the size of laguna
     
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    :lol: No they are not reefsafe, they eat anemones :tt2:
     
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    So do most pumps ?!
     
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    :tt2: Go cast your Vote Tobes!!!!
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    lol

    Sorry Durleo, just sounded funny asking if a pump is reefsafe :p

    couldn't resist...
     
  11. Achilles

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    My only concern would be any metal screws find out what metal they are made of and what the shaft of the impeller is? some Stainless steel types do not last long in Salt water.
     
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    Here is the reply I received from Hagen - So I guess the guys at nature petland do not know their products too well - They say it is fine to use in a marine tank.

    Our pumps are only certified and tested for freshwater use. Please be advised that if you decide to use it in saltwater the warranty will be void and it is at your own risk.

    Regards,
    Customer Service
    Rolf C. Hagen Inc

     
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    you really expected differntly?
    9000lph in SW for 1500.00 is the deal of the century my good man
     
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    I thought it was a hidden gem - waiting to be discovered:p
     
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    try it out.. then let us know :whistling:
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i cant see a problem. if we can use Boyu then i think this pump would be perferct as its definatley a better brand, but ya for safetys sake do some testing.. ask the guys who want to sell it to you to test it out..
     
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    Buy the pump and get a red dragon impeller
    Then you have the best
     
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    they say they are using it on there tanks - but their tanks are fish only and not in the best of conditions.

    i wonder what they cost - some of the red dragon return pumps cost upwards of R5000




    Thanks guys - I managed to get a great deal on a Waterblaster 7000 :thumbup:
     
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    i have used the laguna pumps for years with out a problem,the screws does pick up a bit of surface rust but nothing to worry about,the only thing is you need to clean them out every 3 months or so and the empellor for the 7000lt is about close to 800rand,but still worth it
     
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