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Old 05/20/2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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Return Pump?

I have a 45 gal Red Sea MaxE 170 and a 25 gal sump. I am looking to replace return pump looking at eheim but not sure what size I need. I have about 4ft of head loss. I am guessing need 5x return rate so looking for pump that would do 225 GPH at 4ft hight that correct? I don't see where theres a chart though for this.. thanks


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Old 05/20/2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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http://www.rechargecolorado.org/eheim-1262-flow-chart/

There are more than one pump listed here.


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Old 05/20/2020, 06:49 PM   #3
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I Am guessing this one:

Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5 Multifunction Aquarium Pump (357 GPH) This will be a good return for my tank I am guessing.


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Old 05/20/2020, 07:32 PM   #4
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I would say the 2.0 Sicce would be better, or the Eheim 1260, how big is your sump area for the return pump?


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Old 05/21/2020, 01:18 AM   #5
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The manual of Red Sea recommended to use a return pump with at flow of at least 2700 lph so they saying a 3.0 Sicce. My sump is a trigger 20 inch cube. Return Pump Section: 13.25" x 7.625"


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Old 05/21/2020, 05:17 AM   #6
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Sicce I don’t think can be controlled by Profilux but eheim can. What eheim though


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Old 05/21/2020, 09:28 AM   #7
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Loooking @ specks provided & chart I listed:

2700l/hr=slightly less than 714/gph
1260=440/gph
1262=500/gph
@ 4ft. head


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Old 05/21/2020, 11:31 AM   #8
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You think 1262 be sufficient or go with sicca 3.0


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Old 05/21/2020, 12:03 PM   #9
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45 gallon tank, 1260 is almost 10x, you were looking for 1/2 that.
Up to you.


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Old 05/21/2020, 03:35 PM   #10
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Red Sea recommends Siccea 3.0 pump. Don't you still think that is too much flow? I also have a MP40 as well


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Old 11/20/2020, 12:19 AM   #11
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I just picked up a red sea reefer 170. Curious what pump you went with and if your happy with it. TIA


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