View Full Version : Just ordered Eheim 1262

11/03/2009, 10:50 AM
So I got my system all setup with a sump (Magnavore WD-125) and a CPR overflow and a Eheim 1250. The tank is an Oceanic hexagon 60 or 80 gallon not sure exactly how much it holds I need to do the math on that one of these days...

Anyways the flow just was not high enough for me with the 1250 so I just ordered a 1262 off the web. I figured go big this time or stay home.

Did I order too big of a pump??? Please advise asap if I need to change the order...

11/03/2009, 10:51 AM
Here are the stats, the 1262 was only ~$20 more so I went for it...

1250 Hobby Pump
320 gph with a max head of 6.5 feet at 28 watts. Input 16/22 mm, output 12/16 mm.

1260 Hobby Pump
634 gph with a max head of 12.1 feet at 65 watts. Input 25/34 mm, output 16/22 mm.

1262 Hobby Pump
898 gph with a max head of 11.8 feet at 80 watts. Input 25/34 mm, output 16/22 mm.

11/03/2009, 12:13 PM
Use a ball valve with it and dial it down if its too much. More is never bad as you can adjust down, to little is bad because you can't increase it

11/03/2009, 12:42 PM
^^^What he said - way easier to throttle it back a bit. A great choice in the eheim, IMO. It should last pretty much forever. (Mine is about 20 years old, and other than the occasional cleaning, is still original.

11/04/2009, 05:50 AM
Thanks for the guidance.

In other news there is always that one purchase that is one too many, that really sets the spouse off, this was that purchase... :(


11/11/2009, 11:05 AM
So I implemented the 1262 in my system, it rocks!

11/11/2009, 12:58 PM
Good! Now go buy your wife some flowers.

Then, make up some numbers on a spreadsheet that show how purchasing quality, efficient equipment will save you money in the long term, on your power bill and replacement costs down the road. :lol: