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Good water pump?

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Door Knob

Feb 9, 2001
I am looking for a good water pump and I'm looking for suggestions. I want to have a completely internal water cooling setup. I was looking at the AquaCube. Its the size I am looking for but seems expensive at $50. Anyone make/mod their own? Tips and suggestions are welcome.
I picked up a MAXIJET at a fish store "Aquatic Critter". It was $33.00 and output 295gph. It's very small, at about 2" X 2" x 2.5" and easily fits into a 4x4x4 resoviore. I haven't used it yet, but the fish store highly recommended it over RIO and one of the guys there said he had one running in an aquarium for 5+ years and had never had to replace a single part. They are mag drive and the only moving part is the impeller.

More info here http://www.hydroponics.net/_scripts/_lists/details.asp?i=281200
Eheim, danner, and magdrive seem to be the favorites out there. Get a pump with a good flow rate at your cases height, a lot of pumps only get good rates on flat surface and have a horrible head. Those of the afore mentioned brands are good though, so get the one you feel good about.
Rio are pretty cheap and hv good rate at flat surface. it not suit for high pumping!! mag drive and Eheim are good but a bit pricy over here. mag drive had a lot of flow rate choice if compare to Eheim. but it up to ur choice!! i chose mag drive!!