05-19-2014, 04:13 PM #11
I really like the idea of variable speed and the benefits they provide. I was looking at the sicce hf 10 and 12 and they are almost too long to fit in my return chamber which is 12" and they are just about 11.5".
I also have considered a reeflo dart/snapper hybrid and going over the top of the sump via a u tube set up.
Last edited by mrramsey; 05-19-2014 at 04:17 PM.
05-19-2014, 06:35 PM #12
I am using a reeflo dart/snapper hybrid on my 180 and I love it. One of the best pumps out there IMO. I'm not to sure it would work that well overtop of the sump with a u-tube set-up. However, it would be a good idea to see if you can find anyone who is currently using one in a similar (or same) over the sump set-up. Everyone that I know who is currently using a reeflo dart/snapper hybrid is like me, too chicken to try it in a non-traditional set-upIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-19-2014, 07:01 PM #13
1. install a check valve-back flow preventer on the intake under the water
2. drill a port (hole) with a plug at the highest point of the U
3. put a hose into the port and when it overflows-cap it with the plug pp
4. fire up the pump
I definitley have enough volume in the return chamber that it would not suck air from a vortex and my siphon breaks quickly when the power is off that I really don't think the check valve would be necessary.
I did do some more reading on the Waveline pump and while the pump seems like it could be the same the power supply and control are definitely different animals all together. I just may go with the DC12000 from Waveline. I like the softstart feature of the dc pumps as you can imagine there is a lot of air in the line when it drains down. I had a swing check valve on my setup when I first launched it solely for to prevent a lot of air in the lines but removed it to put a piece of vinyl tube in an effort to quiet the pump some.