CLS Pump recommendations

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by moz, 10 Dec 2008.

  1. moz

    moz

    Joined:
    30 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    638
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Port Elizabeth
    Looking for some recommendations for CLS pumps. Pumps that can handle between 10000 l/hr - 20000 l/hr, are relatively quite, reliable, and the big catch affordable. I’ve looked at pumps by manufactures like Gorman Rupp, Robot and ABS, but they are a bit pricey and overkill for my requirements.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Hi everyone
    Also looking for some recommendations for a pump i can use for my closed loop sytem. Most importantly is reliability, flow rate and noise. Obviously price as well.
    I'm wary to use anything unreliable as this could lead to my 1400L tank pumping out onto the floor of my appartment.

    The flow rate i would like is around 14000L/h to 24000L/h.

    Anyone know if 2 reef octopus 7000L/h blaster pumps would work as closed loop pumps??

    I was told that a Polario would not work.... what does a Red Dragon pump cost and where culd i get one :)

    Thanks....
     
  4. H0nda42

    H0nda42

    Joined:
    16 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Durban
    Tagging along as I have similar plans
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    Hi Marlin. Try out the Haliea range. I find those pumps to be much more reliable than the Reef Octopus pumps.
     
  6. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    I just found that the Hailea pumps are quite heavy on electricity. The 6550 which does 5580LPH is 200W. The RO pumps (the new RO blaster pumps) are very nice and the 7000LPH is only 88Watts
     
  7. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion

    The RO blaster pumps are much better than the RO otp pump.

    regarding Haliea and OTP- ill rather go Haliea it lasts longer(ditto @ mekaeel)

    The Bubble Blaster is a very very neat pump and the new impellers will last much longer than the old once

    i added one to my closed loop system yester day and it works very nice
    [​IMG]

    MD pumps ar also very decant closed loop pumps but munches electricity :p
    The ESPA pumps will also work for a marine setup and it will work great for a closed loop setup
     
  8. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,540
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    mmm OR6500 110w for 6500 lt. very reliable but a little on the small size if you wanting massive flow. still good price compared to the amount of flow and wattage..
     
  9. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB
    I'm getting a pump for my CLS that has 5800l/ph at 90W power usage. Will try and get the name if you want. ;)

    It also costs about R1200. Not sure what the RO pump costs though...

    External of course, and has a 25mm pipe outlet for good pipe size.
     
    Last edited: 6 Aug 2009
  10. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Are there any other pumps that are stronger than the RO blaster (about 10,000L/h or more), can be used for a CLS and are very reliable?

    My issue is that i have designed the returns and the feed for my closed loop in the base of my tank similar to Paul Whitby's "tank of the month of March 2007 in Reef Central". This design worked extremely well for him as it allowed for detritus removal from the rock work as well of continuous suspension of ditritus in the water column. The only problem is that it is a risky positioning of feeds and returns thus pump must be one that does not fail!

    So a strong reliable pump is essential



     
  11. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB
    There are yes. My LFS paid about R1200 for a 15000l/h pump. It's more an industrial pump, so the catch to it is the noise factor. If you want to place the pump in your display area, it would make a noise. This is the only reason I am not opting for this version, as I will have to drill a 30mm hole through the wall to have the pump outside.
     
  12. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    What about a Sequence 4200... anyone know where i can get one of those and at what price?

    What is the noise level of the Reef Octo Blaster 7000L/h?

    anyone know?
     
  13. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Hey Jaco

    The noise factor would be an issue... My system is situated in my appartment.
    unfortunite one!
    Otherwise i would run a pool pump or something huge from outside!!

    One day ...... waves will break in my house!!!!:)

    Till then .... need to save money for the house! haha
     
  14. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    22 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    2,241
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    JHB
    I am having the same problem. I can go through the wall etc, but that just throws noise to somewhere else, and then if I must try and sleep and hear this pump will drive me bonkers...

    So...

    What I suggest you do is get two 6000 - 7000 l/ph pumps and connect both onto your CLS. This will work great, as the pressure will really give you good flow. You can build a total closed loop, so they actually work agains each other. Just make sure to add enough outlets though, or you might damage the pumps. ;)
     
  15. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Sounds cool!

    Thinking in the line of 2 RO Blasters 7000L/h connected to the closed loop.

    I have 2 large outlets and one (larger than both) inlet. this was designed with plumbing large enough to support a 20000L pump so it should work.

    Just hope that the RO blasters are sufficient and reliable. They havent been in use here in SA for a long enough time for people to rate their reliability over the longer term. (IMO)
     
  16. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,540
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    the iwaki pumps are also excellent pumps.. but are about R1800 or so.. approx 120w and do 6000lt (MD70)
     
  17. Marlin Fischer

    Marlin Fischer Mutantfish

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Stellenbosch
    Howzit Leslie

    Would you recommend these over the RO Blasters?

    And if so who should i contact to get one? Import?

    Shot.
     
  18. lanzo

    lanzo Sponsor

    Joined:
    10 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    9,396
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Centurion
    The new 10000l/h RO Blasters will be out soon
     
  19. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,540
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    Marlin i cant really comment on the pumps other than the OR6500 as i have no on hand experience with them, but from what i have heard the iwaki's are excellent pumps and really deliver for the wattage involved.. the RO blaster pump is a very nice pump and id love to try one out before i offer any comment.. guys to talk to about iwaki would be Punk and Submariner.. they uitalise these pumps for CLS
     
  20. martin

    martin Reef Adict

    Joined:
    8 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    397
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Faerie Glen Pretoria
    I'm considering a Swimming pool pump for my next system - plumbed outside in a wendy house where my sump etc will be and the wendy house will be lined with that siver stuff to keep temp down and have a aircon built in to give constant temp. Not 100% decided on this but considering.
     
  21. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    14,540
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    its the way to go if you can hande the 750w draw that most of them have as a minimum..
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Pump recommendations Forum Date
[wtd] OTP 2000 PUMP Wanted 24 Nov 2016
[wtd] Uplift pump 4000l Wanted 24 Nov 2016
[wtd] jebao dp4 auto dosing pump Wanted 22 Nov 2016
Bubble Magus Q3 - pump ► Sponsor Request Forum 15 Nov 2016
[wtd] bubble magus sp4000 pump or skimmer Wanted 15 Nov 2016
External Return Pump Pumps and Waterflow 11 Nov 2016
ATU RO pumped into .... Beginner Discussions 9 Nov 2016