Lifetech pumps?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Punk, 11 Mar 2008.

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Lifetech AP5800 vs. Hailea HX-6550

  1. Lifetech AP5800

    50.0%
  2. Hailea HX-6550

    37.5%
  3. Other, please specify (ps. i don't have $$ for Aquamedic etc., same price range as these pumps pls)

    12.5%
  1. Punk

    Punk

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    hey guys, anybody got experience with these pumps?

    i'm thinking of running 3 of the AP5800's (12,000 l/h @ ??? Watt) as opposed to 3 x Hailea 6550's (~5500 l/h @ 200W ouch)

    i can't get full specs on these pumps (e.g. power consumption), anybody got please?

    also can i run them externally?

    i think they're similarly prices as well??

    please vote which you'll go for

    thanks! :)
     
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  3. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Punk,

    I have always used the Astro pumps. I know they're cheapies but they have never let me down, ever.
     
  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ive been using lifetech since as long as i can remember.excellent pumps,and they hard to kill them aswell
     
  5. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Have used one or two Lifetech pumps as well, also very reliable.
     
  6. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    and cheap aswell :thumbup:
     
  7. Marinemagic

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    I have had lifetech pumps and have found them to be quite noisy, I now use haliea pumps.
     
  8. HenkHugo

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    the lifetech 12000l/h pumps go for +-R700 or so... VERY good deal :D
     
  9. joe

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    wot about resun pumps and reef octo pumps ?
     
  10. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    both good pumps.except ive had crappy luck with the octo pumps on my Carx.
     
  11. Puppy

    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    I like the lifetech pumps as well , but i have to say that the Rio pumps impressed me recently.
    Awesome flow and wattage from such a small pump.
    I just replaced my skimmer and chiller pumps with the rio pumps.
     
  12. Warr7207

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    Are Rio the same as Seio ?
     
  13. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    They're made by the same people, but from what I understand, the SEIO's are the in tank powerheads while the RIO's are designed as return pumps.
     
  14. komodo

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    I run RESUN , no problems yet.
     
  15. Muz

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    Punk, I have been giving this some thought recently as well. I was thinking of running 2 x AP4660 instead of 1 AP5800. The 4660 is only around R500 and rated at 4800l/h and I have been running one on my other tank for about a year now.

    The thinking behind it is that if one pump does give problems there is still backup to provide some flow. The idea of running one return pump has be nervous. They are about the same in Watts. The 4660 is about 145W x 2, the 5800 is around 330 I think.

    Just a thought.

    Muz
     
  16. Punk

    Punk Thread Starter

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    sounds like a plan! :thumbup:
     
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