Help: Return Pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by dogstar, 27 Aug 2010.

  1. dogstar

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    Guys,

    This morning my return pump died on me. Not sure whats wrong with it, will investigate when i get home.

    I may need to buy a new one first thing tomorrow morning, so looking for advice on what pump to get. The pump i had may have been overkill - no sure the spec, but i think my LFS make some cash from me.

    My DT is 1mX0.5mX0.5M. Its on an approximately 1m high stand.

    What pump do you recommend for my tank? How many l/h? Dont want the water circulating through the sump/DSB/Skimmer and back too fast, or too slow.

    Any issues with Hailea HX pumps?
     
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  3. llewellyn

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    Hi Dogstar. i had the same problem. My return pump died on me. Water managed to get into the pump where the power cord fits. I now have a Hailea HX-6520, Excellent pump:thumbup:. These pumps are also similar to the ones used on the reef octopus skimmers. My DT is about 220l. Standard 4 foot. Dimensions: 1220(L) x 450 (W) x 450 (H).
     
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  4. dogstar

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    Thanks llewellyn. Might go for that pump.

    Anybody else with a similar sized tank to mine - what pumps are you using? How many l/ph?
     
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