View Full Version : 300dd return pump?

01/02/2017, 05:00 PM
Can anyone recommend me a good return pump for a 300dd? My lfs is recommending the vectra m1.. is it good?

I need something silent

01/03/2017, 12:05 AM
The vectra has a great reputation for being silent and reliable, i would also consider red dragon pumps if your budget can fit them. I'm currently using a waveline DC 6000 on a 200g tank, which also works really well, although not dead silent...

01/03/2017, 12:36 AM
I'm thinking of going with the vectra L1

01/17/2017, 04:21 PM

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01/17/2017, 05:26 PM
I think the L1 would be better.

01/17/2017, 10:43 PM
No idea here but with my current upgrade to a 240 I was also looking at the vector m1 but ordered the larger L series. You have the option to dial it down if need be so offers room in my opinion.

01/18/2017, 01:29 PM
I use a reef octopus dc 5500 on my tank... cannot hear it run at all. Not sure if it is big enough for a 300 though?

01/19/2017, 02:11 PM
I am considering getting the Reef Octopus Varios 6(1720gph-$285) for my 300 gallon, but now I'm thinking the varios 8(2700Gph-$350) so I don't have to turn it up all the way(I've read they are silent)... I guess it depends on how much return flow you need... the L1 goes up to 3100gph.. but costs more than the varios pumps.

01/19/2017, 04:42 PM
red dragon 3 > any other pump :)

01/19/2017, 04:51 PM
I think and Abyzz is nicer than rd3

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01/19/2017, 06:49 PM
Deepwater DC12. They cost around $230 and I've never had any issues with mine. Perfectly quite, tons of head pressure, and fairly small. I can't imagine a reason to pay twice as much for the Vectra but I'm sure people have their reasons.

01/20/2017, 07:05 PM
i run Waveline DC12000 on my 300g, 70% and dead silent

01/20/2017, 07:28 PM
I used to run two dc12000 at 30-40% and yes they are dead silent.