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Re: New 300 gallon high tech high light planted Discus tank - Build Journal

Ok, that does make more sense.

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another change of plans for pumps.

Waveline DC 12000 brushless variable speed aquarium pump.

http://reefbuilders.com/2013/02/04/w...major-upgrade/

Talked to the guy at RLSS and the new DC6000/12000 come out in March. They are controlled by the APEX through the standard 0-10v controller output used for other pumps and LED dimming. definitely going with a pair of DC12000 now. These pumps have been shown to flow 1,000+gph on only 40-50 watts
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Brushless pumps? My other hobby is RC Helicopters and anything brushless gets me all giddy .
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Brushless = bad you know what!!!!

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Yes, and sooo much smaller and high tech looking!
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Brushless pumps? My other hobby is RC Helicopters and anything brushless gets me all giddy .
I laughed at this. Brushless motors are the best

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$250-350 beats $900.
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Those also look like fun to use and adjust.
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Calgon take me away ........... ugh

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These pumps have been shown to flow 1,000+gph on only 40-50 watts
But at what head pressures? Do you have a link to the chart that shows the pump flow curve?




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But at what head pressures? Do you have a link to the chart that shows the pump flow curve?
http://www.rlss.ca/#!dc-pump/vstc3=dc10000

http://www.beananimal.com/other/wave...d-dc-pump.aspx
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This is helpful!

I have a Reeflo Blowhole BH100 which is a pressure rated pump that has an adjustable watt draw option as well and I do like that option. These Waveline's kinda remind me of it, but I like the options for controlability better on the Waves. The only thing that I would think hard about is rating 22ft rated pressure height. While it's a bit for most, for your application the flow is quickly going to drop by the time it goes through those 4 filters, UV, Chiller and then up to the tank. While lowering the watt draw is a very nice option that will have an impact on pressure performance so I don't believe you will even use that.

If I was in your position I would use a higher pressure rated pump for the filtration and a flow bias pump for circulation. IMO you need to look at 30ft + head pumps minimum to drive the filtration side.




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Wire harness is done. The APEX controller, (2x) 8 outlet energy bar and LED dimming control module will be mounted in the empty space to the right. UPS is supposed to be here Monday with it.

The empty space in the center is reserved for a spot to mount an auto-feeder of some kind.





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