Eheim 3000+ compact

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  1. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    hmmm, was wondering if these pumps would make a good return pump ? (this one is for FW, u get them for marines aswell)

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    Technical Information
    • Pump Output: 1500-3000 l/h
    • Power Consumption: 55w
    • Suction Side Connector: 20mm
    • Pressure Side Connector: 20mm
    • Hose Size: 19/27mm
    • Delivery Head: 3.0 m
    • Dimensions: 138 x 82 x 126 mm
     
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    1 of the best if not the best pumps u can buy. Have heard stories of eheims going for decades with no issues. I have my eyes on 1 as the haleia is making a bit of a noise but need to save quite a bit as they are quite pricey
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    As far as i know.Eheim is an excellent brand. Im sure it will be fine.
     
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    hotdog83 Clone Fish

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    Yip, I have also heard stories from a fellow reefer of his Eheim return pump going for a good couple of years without any problems or even cleaning IIRC. Also apparently it does not loose as much flow with a higher head like some other pumps do.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    ahhh hotdog, that is good to hear ! hope the head thing is true with these models, mine will have to cope with +/-2.8m
    I got one at cost for R850, they retail for R 1 030 :p
     
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    good.... but is it what you need?

    Assume head is "true", expect LESS than 250L/h flow at close to it's maximum head.

    Is that what you want?

    If so, plenty money spent just to deliver so LITTLE waterflow.

    If you're a certified fan THEN ,I suggest 1 size up... 5000L/h, same HEAD,same SIZE, higher flow, more USEFUL as a return pump.

    ALSO eheim manual lists 66W, not 55W. Maybe I looked at wrong info?




     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    i wanted i relativly slow, but more like 750... hmmm will get the bigger model then, maybe OR6500 ?
     
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    good to know...

    pm sent, help you decide.
    size vs Power vs flow vs price vs versatility vs availability vs guarantee period
     
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    Also send me that PM please:)
     
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    Isn't the power consumption a bit high at 55 or 66 watts for a 1500-3000lph pump?
    I had a Rio Hyper flow 2700lph that is rated at 25 watts.
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    hmmm what do u guys think of these

    eheim 1262 universal pump

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    [SIZE=-1]Pump output:[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]3400 l/h[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Delivery head:[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]3,10 m/wat.col. 10 ft. 2 in./wat.col.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Power consumption:[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]50 W[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Hose connection (suction side):[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Ø28mm (1")[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Hose connection (pressure side):[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]Ø18mm (3/4")[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]Dimensions:[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]218 x 116 x 161 8.6 x 4.6 x 6.4 in.[/SIZE]



    thanks for the pm by the way, i did reply...
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    hmmmm R 2 200 :p
     
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    Wow, why not get a Rio Hyperflow for a fraction of that price, awesome little pumps and use much less wattage.
     
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    their head ?? thats my problem :(
     
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    Who all stocks Rio pumps Viper?
     
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    Singularity Thread Starter Hmmm amper!

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    so you are talking about these....

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    Model Rio 3100
    Dimensions 6.0" x 3.1" x 4.28"
    Outlet 3/4" or 1" I.D. Hose
    Watts 73
    Max Lift in Ft. 9.5`

    pricing ?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Just about all the sponsors should, Eco Aquatics or Reef Inmates will be the closest to you.

    Head is good. On the Rio 20hf you have 3300 lph at 1.8m with a max head of 3.3 metres.

    The 26hf is 4330 lph at 1.8m with a max head of 4.0 metres
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yip, those are the ones, they have a very unique impellor design, it's one complete moulded piece with no fins to break off.

    I have the 20hf running one of the returns on my tank, on the other return I have have been through 2 impellors and two complete pumps (aqua h20 pumps). The RIO has never given me a days trouble and is still pumping strong, it has a very small footprint as well and has a special sort of double base plate with rubbers inbetween that prevent noise and vibration, sort of like a cars suspension, very clever idea.
     
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