View Full Version : Recomend me a resistant returning pump for a 180 gallons sps tank

04/07/2012, 11:55 AM
Hi everyone

I have a 180 gallons reef tank with sps mainly. I have 1 overflow with a skimmer and i am about to relacing my returning pump a aquamedic 3500 since it has been failing . Sometimes it doesnt start running after i switch it off. Which one would you advise as a resistant effcient quiet pump. Eheim 1262 ? Aquabee ? Sicca ? Thanks :thumbsup:

tangtang clown
04/07/2012, 12:06 PM
You want an internal pump only? If u decide to go external, I recommend reeflo.

04/07/2012, 12:17 PM
Yes i want a returning pump to be placed in sump.:fun4:

04/07/2012, 12:18 PM
Eheim 1262 gets my vote......for internal...no vote for external.....

04/07/2012, 01:35 PM
I also would go Eheim 1262.

04/07/2012, 01:59 PM
Só eheim is winning. Is model 1262 ok for 180 gallons ? Any more sugestions ? :beer:

04/07/2012, 02:15 PM
An ATB 1500 or 1800 or an Eheim 1262 would be my choices

04/07/2012, 02:42 PM
Atb flowstar
Sicce silence/tunze silence

04/07/2012, 05:43 PM
Yes, a 1262 seems to be perfect flow if you are shooting for the 3-5x turnover rate for sump returns as many of us do.
I've had a number of Eheim returns on various tanks including 1262's on 2x180's and 2x150's, they are very quiet, run forever, very low maintenance.