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fcmatt
08/24/2016, 09:59 AM
Which pump would you recommend for my situation?

Red Dragon 3 Mini Speedy 50w DC Pump?

I want something quiet, about 4 to 5 times flow through the sump, and did I mention quiet?

Head height from sump to stand, a straight shot using 3/4 would be approx 4 1/2 feet. Naturally some angles will have to take place to get it to the dual returns drilled in the tank. A Y will be there as well in the plumbing. Also thinking enough power to feed a calcium reactor down the road, reactor, and things like that.

If you require more information to answer please let me know.

slief
08/24/2016, 11:23 AM
The RD3 50 would be perfect. At a 5' head, that pump would be pushing nearly 1200 GPH at max power. That leaves you plenty of room to add reactors, chillers and anything else you might want. Chances are that you would never need to run it anywhere near full power. As for noise.. They are silent and run cooler than any pump I have ever seen.

neiltus
08/24/2016, 07:02 PM
I just bought one for a 72 gallon DT. They are very quiet-no hum or buzz. No heat either. I don't have to run mine near max at all...more than enough power. Well worth the money.