what would you rec.???

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  1. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

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    I've only had 1 pump for a return, Eheim 1262, and it's run non-stop for ~5 years without regular maintenance. Eheim for me.
     
  2. Coral reefer

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    Because you'd need two to get the flow you want, and that way if something goes wrong you still got one runnin the show. I know it's more money, but worth it to have reliability? Find one used?
     
  3. ryanjiang

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    Bryan what is estimated flow rate pushing to your DT? Do you use some sort of mechanic filtering other than skimmer?
     
  4. sfboarders

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    Average price for a used 1260 or 1262 run from $100 - $120. I've seen some being sold on RC for as low as $80. But you have to be quick to get it at that price. :D
     
  5. gimmito

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    Go with the 1262....gph a little closer to the mag 12. I bought mine used from RC for $100.
    +1 on what John said. ;)
     
  6. seminolecpa

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    If I had to guess, I would say maybe somewhere between 500-600 GPH assuming about a 12' or so head height and other losses along the way based on the mfg specs . Totally a SWAG though.

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  7. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

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    thanks bryan i will just stick to the mag 12..... for my 4 foot or so head( not the one on my shoulder or _____) the 12 is by far best option, thanks again...
     
  8. seminolecpa

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    Here is the Eheim Flow ratings for the 1260 and 1262 from the MD site

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