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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35100

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I'm going to be upgrading to a 150 and would like to know what brand/size return pump all of you use and what you like/dislike about it. Also what tank size you have, head height, and noise level

Thanks so much!
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35101

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I just recently upgraded the pump of my 150 to a Vectra M1 and love it
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35103

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That vectra is a great pump....I have had mag 9.5 on my old 75g, not bad reliable.
I now have a Jeabo DC12000 on my 110g. Overkill and I have to turn it down and with push button feed and speed control I love it.
Being Jeabo the controller has gone out on me once already, but new ones seem to be better.
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35104

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Twizzler wrote:
I'm going to be upgrading to a 150 and would like to know what brand/size return pump all of you use and what you like/dislike about it. Also what tank size you have, head height, and noise level

Thanks so much!

I have a hammerhead running my 600g system, but that's a little much for a 150 hah.

I definitely recommend the vectra. Great pump. :-)
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35105

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I use a DC9000 on my 75g. Probably only a 28" drop from the tank, I leave it at about 60% power. Quiet, controllable, and a good ramp up. Little over a year old, no issues yet. Its also pretty cheap, at around $110.
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35121

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I'm running the Jebeao dc12000 pumps on both of my tanks and haven't had any issues. Fairly quite for how much water they push and less heat than my Mag drive pumps.
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35124

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I'm running a mag 18 on my 180 but I am going to get a dc 12000 or the 15000 very soon I hate the mag they keep going out on me or sending stray electricity into my tank so I will use the 18 to mix salt only
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 3 months ago #35129

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I run EHEIM 1260 return pumps on my smaller system and to power my reactors. On my large system I currently run a Gold Hammerhead Hybrid Pump but looking to upgrade to either a Tigershark by reeflo or really go for broke and get an Abyzz return pump.
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 2 months ago #35288

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Thanks so much for everyone's input!
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What kind of return pump do you use? 2 years 2 months ago #35399

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I use a vectra as an external closed loop pump and it works great. I can't hear it run at all. The one big complaint with it would be the tiny bsp fittings on the intake and return. I highly recommend the bsp to standard pipe adapter kit, it will also make both fittings much bigger and less restriction. No leaks and never had a problem.

I have a jebao dc12000 as a mixing pump on my dual 60 gallon conebottom station, running it external. It hasn't leaked and the controller works great, but man is it LOUD. It's in my basement fish room, so I don't really care how loud this particular pump is.

For return I have a waveline dc12000. It's made in the same factory as the jebao, but it has a little different volute and a better controller. They claim the volute and controller give it a lot better head height. I've got it in my absent, so about 12' total vertical height, a soft bend, and two 90's, still puts out a ton of flow. I'd say 800-1,200 gph going through the system. It's pretty quiet.

It depends on your application, but I bought my waveline before the vectra's came out, I don't know if I would do it any different. The waveline is a great higher head scarf pump, the vectra is an extremely quiet dc pump, unsure about head height. The jebao is a cheap pump
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