Hailea 6540 Vs Astro 4000

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Nixxon, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. Nixxon

    Nixxon

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    Hi All,

    Since I last posted I upgraded from a BOYU TL550 Nano Cube to 500l tank... Some would say I got bitten HARD by the bug...

    Now, I have been reading up about circulation and flow and I am convinced that my water doesn't cycle quickly enough in my Tank :(

    I currently have and old ASTRO 3000 and was looking at upgrading it to either and ASTRO 4000 or a HAILEA 6540, can anyone give me any advice on which pump they think is better?

    I have also heard that you want to cycle your tank about 60 times per hour, is that really true? That would mean I need a pump that can do 30,000l an hour and that seems REALLY Excessive?

    Thanks guys and girls :)

    Nixxon
     
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  3. viper357

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    Excuse my ignorance but is this for a return pump? If it is then I wouldn't worry about it too much, you don't want huge amounts of flow going through your sump, better option is to get powerheads like SEIO, Tunze, etc. in the display tank to move the water.

    If you do though, get the Hailea, those pumps live forever, good old solid german engineering.
     
  4. Nixxon

    Nixxon Thread Starter

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    Hey Viper,

    Yeah sorry, its for the return pump... I already have two power heads in the tank so flow isn't a concern, I am more worried that my tank isn't cycling enough...

    Think I will just bite on the bullet and for the Hailea... :)

    Thanks for the input :)
     
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