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CSaddict

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I was just curious what you guys are using for water pumps? I have seen Ihiem and maxi-jet. The maxi-jet seem to be whats called a powerhead pump. I assume you can use a powerhead. They see fairly cheap and my buddy owns a pet store. I want to make sure I can use a power head. Please advise me water coolers! Plus is 240+gph overkill? Seems like at that speed the water wont lose the heat through the radiator because it will move through so fast.
 

nikhsub1

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I think Eheim are the best, as do most people, they run quiet and LAST! The 1048 is 158 GPH and the 1250 is 317GPH. I run the 1048, there are many heated debates regarding water flow and how much is enough, too much and if a higher flow means cooler temps. I would say it depends on every individual setup. I would get the 1048, it should be all you need.
 
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CSaddict

CSaddict

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Thanks for the reply. Heard anything about power heads? One of the guys here installed one and said it was good but I cant remember who?
 

JFettig

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ok dude, im runnin a maxi-jet 1200 and lovin it!
quiet and pumps a lot of water!


and when you get into the 1000gph thats overkill....
the 1200 is 295gph...

if your plannin on using a 1/2in system, these have 3/8in outputs on them...youll hafta find a way to adapt it...
 

CryptokiD

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i use a "penguin power" pump or something like that.
it was like $15 new and been running in my aquarium for 3 years. now its in my computer.
its also a power head type pump.
180gph.
 
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CSaddict

CSaddict

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Nice, my buddy sell penguin stuff. I'm going down right now to see what he has laying around.
 

BBigJ

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Keep in mind that you probably won't get anything close to the rated flow of the pump. Especially if you use a heatercore or wb with small channels, you will need a 200-300 gph pump just to get 50 gph (which is fine.)