Sump return pump

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  1. Reactionut

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a reliable, quality return pump, Need it to be 3000-4000LPH, with a head height of 1.5 meters. What I have at the moment seems to be faulty and will be looking for a sicce energy type saving pump, any one out there can recommend one for me or a sponsor to chat too, cheers
     
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    Water Blaster HW5000
    65W
    and at that height, would deliver about 4000L/h
     
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    Cheers riaan, any ideas where i can get this ordered from and sent to Natal?
     
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    Can ask the sponsors. I know Dorry Pets do got them. Some others closer to you might as well. It is not that cheap, I think about 3000, but could be wrong. But due to power consumption, they are at the end of the day a lot cheaper than a 100W pump giving only 3000L/h.

    It is a product from Aquarium Depot, so any shop that do carry their products could have it, or should be able to order it for you.

    BTW, the HY-5000W uses 60W, delivering 5200L/h
     
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    I use the hailea pond pump with ceramic shaft of 3000 litre power head, it does that flow at 2 metres high for what I use it for.
    One runs my two tanks,seperate sray bar for the algae part of the NWMS and the entire system nicely, very powerful and quiet return pump!
    Doesn’t take up much space either when you take off the sponge particle filter section.
    I got mine on line.
    The other pumps i use are aqua clear pumps.
     
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    yeah, Hailea pumps are cheaper, about a third of the price than a Water Blaster. But the 3000L/h Hailea uses a 100W compared to the 5200L/h Water Blaster at 60W. The price difference saved on initial purchase is less than the electricity cost used by the extra power consumption. Note, that this is a unit that runs 24 hours a day everyday. 40W works out to 350Kw over a year.
     
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    Oops it is 3100 litres,I hope that’s all on this one!!!!
    There is no way I would go with 100 watts for just 3000 plus litres!!!
    60 was almost to much for me!!
    It was $29 auz dollars last year.

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    Cheers

     
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    Thanks guys for your informative replies, any sponsors out there dealing with Red dragon pumps?
     
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    Interesting....
    See the Hailea pumps we have in South africa is the HX-6 series.
    The HX-6540 is a 2880L/h pump at 100W.
    HX-6540

    The one you got there is a 8830 of the HX-8wheteverF series.
    HX-8830F
    and that is not a bad pump. 3000L/h at 50W
     
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    Of all the Hailea pumps, here is a comparison,

    Code, wattage, flow, flow/wattage.
    HX-8807 11 700 63.64
    HX-8810 17 1000 58.82
    HX-8815 23 1380 60.00
    HX-8820 33 1900 57.58
    HX-8825 44 2400 54.55
    HX-8830 50 3000 60.00
    HX-8840 100 4100 41.00
    HX-8850 100 4900 49.00
    HX-8860 150 5800 38.67
    HX-8890 240 9000 37.50

    HX-6830 100 3000 30.00
    HX-6840 150 5000 33.33
    HX-6850 200 7000 35.00

    HX-6510 10 480 48.00
    HX-6520 35 1000 28.57
    HX-6530 50 1750 35.00
    HX-6540 100 2880 28.80
    HX-6550 200 5580 27.90



    The HX-8830 is the best option in the Hailea range.
     
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    Same stats for Water Blaster

    Code, wattage, flow, flow/wattage.
    HY-1000W 13 1000 76.92
    HY-2000W 24 2000 83.33
    HY-3000W 35 3000 85.71
    HY-4000W 45 4000 88.89
    HY-5000W 60 5200 86.67
    HY-7000W 88 6800 77.27
    HY-10000W 130 10000 76.92
    HY-12500W 170 12500 73.53

    HY-3000W and 4 and 5 gives 85L per wattage consumed, 25L more than the best Hailea.
     
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    Once again thanks Riaan for the info, will ponder
     
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