Smallest Circulation pump

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by whitey, 30 Oct 2009.

  1. whitey

    whitey Newly Registered

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    Hi all.

    I need possibly smallest circulation pump. Could you give me some advice/links. please? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    what size tank is it for?

    it is reccomended you aim for 10x turnover as a minimum.
     
  3. whitey

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    its for 112L
     
  4. Piemonster

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    Hydor koralia nano is pretty small and gives 900lph, I use a koralia 1 (next model up, giving 1500lph) with a tetratec ex1200 in a 120l tank and it gives excellent circulation.
     
  5. Stu Worrall

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    do you mean smallest in size or smallest in flow, ie litres per hour?
     
  6. whitey

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    smallest per size
    don't want to stick ugly big black egg in font of tank :)
     
  7. Themuleous

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    Could you find a way of having the pump outside the tank? I.e. in the cabinet? I've got an eheim compact +3000 running a 'closed loop' on my 4ft, you just need some tubing and spare intake and outtake, both of which in my case are glass :) It sucks in water and pump sit back out again around the tank , works a treat.

    Sam
     
  8. whitey

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    that will be the best option, but the eheim +3000 is bloooody expensive £50(!) is there any similar pump around £20?
    Cheers
     
  9. Stu Worrall

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    id go with a koralia nano for around that price
     
  10. AdAndrews

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    Ive tried to find one for myself before now, that, like the eheim allows for 2 tubes to be attatched, all i seem to find is the one for the outflow, and not an intake.
    I think im going with the koralia nano powerhead for my 35litre.

    Adam
     
  11. Nick16

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    on the smaller models (compact) like the 1000 the intake is a small grill so you cant add tubing on, whereas the outtake is fine to fit 16mm tubing on i believe. The bigger models such as the 3000 does away with the intake grill i believe.
     
  12. Themuleous

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    I only mentioned the +3000 as thats what I used, wasn't suggesting that you get one! :lol: Dare say it be ridiculously powerful on your tank too! :lol

    I use one of these for water changes and has both an intake and outlet, so you can attach tubing :)

    http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/catalo ... -pumps.asp

    Sam
     
  13. AdAndrews

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    I have just purchased a hydor seltz L30, they are suitable for the job, quiet, reasonably prices and can be turned down from what i hear...
     
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  16. Gill

    Gill Member

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    Sadly No, they don't.
    I might use one of the ones i have from a fountain, for the pico comp for circulation
     
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