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Old 09/22/2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Mag 18 does not have enough heard pressure!!

I am setting up a tank at my office and want to mix all the water in the basement and then pump it up to the display and sump. I want this for water changes as well.

I am right at 17' to the top of the tank and the water is stopped in the clear tubbing just below the rim:-(

This pump will only be used every two weeks for water changes so what do you suggest for this height and with good gph?

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Old 09/22/2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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17ft head is a bit of pressure..... Does it need to be internal?

You could always add a second pump inline so the pumps would be in series

If internal possibly one of the larger mag pumps

Numerous external pumps would work. Iwaki 55/70/100


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Old 09/22/2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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17ft head is a bit of pressure..... Does it need to be internal?

You could always add a second pump inline so the pumps would be in series

If internal possibly one of the larger mag pumps

Numerous external pumps would work. Iwaki 55/70/100
I do have another mag 18. I thought about doing that. Maybe I will! Thanks!!


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Old 09/22/2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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The mag 18 needs 1-1/2" plumbing to get the full gph at any head. It might make it if your not using the right size plumbing.


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Old 09/22/2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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According to the manufacturer, the mag 18 is not rated to pump over that many feet. You need a pressure rated pump.


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