Quiet closed loop pump?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by AdAndrews, 29 Nov 2009.

  1. AdAndrews

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    Hi guys, i am looking for a new pump to be used on a closed loop system for my 35litre, the flow should be around 1000lph, and i dont want to spend too much, have you got any ideas? the most important thing is that it is silent, or near enough, and wouldnt be heard in my cabinet, i am currently running a hydor seltz l30, although you can hear the impeller spinning and ive cleaned it, although that didnt help.

    thanks
     
  2. Garuf

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    Everyone always recommends Eheim and for good reason, I'm looking at the aquamedics but reviews aren't at all for coming, but for £30-40 it strikes me as being a great price.
     
  3. AdAndrews

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    ive noticed the multi use jet pumps, does anyone know if they are any good?
     
  4. Garuf

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    Maxijet? I've used them before but you get what you pay for, they're loud and crude and of varying quality. First one I had was brilliant till I broke the impeller mount. Second one lasted 3 weeks before it broke all of it's own accord.
     
  5. jonnyjr

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    Ive got a maxi jet 3000 on my marine tank and has ran fine for 2 years, I guess its hit and miss. Cant go wrong with aqua medic and Aquabee sump pumps.
     
  6. AdAndrews

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    thanks lads, i spose it has to be the eheim compact+ 2000 then
     
  7. AdAndrews

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    maybe not :( it runs with bigger hoses, so thats a no go.. i think my only choice is the multi use newjet pumps :?:
     
  8. jonnyjr

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  10. AdAndrews

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    Ive got these options(they vary in flow rate, but they are all within my minimum)

    >Eheim 1048 Pump

    best price: £39.95-Charterhouse aquatics

    pro's: Seems good build, eheim stamp of quality, silent
    con's: fairly big pump

    >Tunze Recirculation pump Silence (1073.020)

    best price: £49.99-FirstStopAquatics

    pro's: claims silence when running, small size
    con's: Price, massive output(can be turned down apparently)

    > New Jet 1200

    Best price: £24.95-Charterhouse Aquatics

    Pro's: small size
    con's: may be poor quality, and loud.

    Aqua Medic Ocean Runner 1200

    Best price: £40 approx

    Pro's: looks nice, quiet, big bulky size
    Con's: 16mm hosing
     
  11. AdAndrews

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    which one shall i go far, im thinking Eheim 8)
     
  12. glenn

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    will it be inside the tank or outside?
     
  13. AdAndrews

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    im looking for a pump to be used externally in a closed loop system.
     
  14. glenn

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    well i was looking at these yesterday morning-http://aquariums.ltd.uk/Accessory Buy.asp?ID=96&ProdGrp=12
    i see you mentioned it, i would go for that one. in the pic it shows it with an atachment for external use and without it for internal use...i think :bored: i was thinking of buying one of the smaller rated ones fro my nano.
     
  15. a1Matt

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    If there is not much in it... then maybe look at the wattages, see which one will run the cheapest :)
     
  16. AdAndrews

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    the issue with that particular make and model is that its very hard to find information from those who have used it, the main reason i am wanting a new pump is becuase my current one is noisy.

    will do matt.
     
  17. jonnyjr

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    As i said ive used the newjet 3000 and it wasn't noisy but if noise is an issue to u then i wouldnt want you buying one one my recomendation only :lol: just incase.
     
  18. AdAndrews

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    sorry, i thought you had used the maxi jet powerheads, :lol: i will have a think about it, thanks for your help
     
  19. Garuf

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    Eheims are almost always silent, I'm going to use the aquamedic and I'll report my findings. Won't be till january though when my opti white arrives.
     

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