View Full Version : Replacing Mag 7

09/30/2017, 08:12 PM
On my tank I have two Eheim 2217. I drive one externally with a Mag Drive 7 pump I've been using since late 2015. For the past few months the pump has been really noisy and I've wanted to replace it, but held off since it was still functioning fine.

Well now I notice that the filter system it drives often has reduced flow, leading to an algae increase. So now I have an excuse to replace the noise machine! Off the top of my head I'm considering Iwaki or Eheim, but am open to suggestions. Quiet is nice, but secondary to reliability. Within Iwaki and Eheim, what models would be comparable to the Mag 7 in flow rate?

10/01/2017, 01:48 PM
I ran an ocean runner pump as a return for about 8 years. It still works, but it's sitting in an empty sump, ready to be used when I move and set up my 120g again. It's quiet and hasn't given me any trouble over the years.

10/03/2017, 05:45 PM
I've been using Mag 7's for many years and have been very happy with them - very quiet and reliable. Recently I was running 2 on my 180 and just switched, replaced both for a Jebao DTC-12000.

So far, the Jebao is much quieter and controllable with 10 speed settings. Supposedly significantly lower electricity consumption as well. From what I have seen from it so far, I would recommend a Jebao. They have a pretty attractive price point.