Lifetech pumps?

Lifetech AP5800 vs. Hailea HX-6550


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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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Punk,

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

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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.
 
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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.
Are Rio the same as Seio ?
 

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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
 
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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
sounds like a plan! :thumbup:
 

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