Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 01/01/2018, 11:31 PM   #1
gprdypoo04
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 237
Water pump

Can anyone suggest a pump to run up say at least 12 feet to my tank if I mix up my saltwater in the basement? Looking at the sedras but so many options.
Other than the obvious is there anything else when looking into a pump? Thanks.


gprdypoo04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/01/2018, 11:48 PM   #2
outy
Moved On
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: auburn CA
Posts: 4,028
AC use Iwaki, panflow blueline, ect ect

DC take your pick, they are all about as reliable/inreliable as each other. But for 12' you will need a large DC pump.

for that height if you went jeboa id use a dcp 18000. A 10000 would not work for you, it does for my 8'-9' its better to buy large and turn down.


outy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/02/2018, 12:44 AM   #3
gprdypoo04
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 237
10 feet is what I measure so I prefer to go 12 just in case. I've not looked at the DC ones yet but i doubt if i have to go there.


gprdypoo04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01/02/2018, 11:51 AM   #4
outy
Moved On
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: auburn CA
Posts: 4,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by gprdypoo04 View Post
I've not looked at the DC ones yet but i doubt if i have to go there.
I took a perfectly good Iwaki 55md and went with a DC pump, here is why.

Iwaki used 190 W
Jeboa uses 50 W

At that rate the DC pump pays for itself in less than a years use in electrical savings.

Saving 140W running 24/7 at 16c kwh is a huge amount of money over a decade.


outy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/02/2018, 04:30 PM   #5
gprdypoo04
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 237
They are good pumps for your size of tanks. Mine is only a 40 gallon so I'm looking at the A.C. ones for the amount of use i will be using.


gprdypoo04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:21 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2018 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.