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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Pump for hieght and silence

I am looking for a good quiet pump, I would like it to push about 300 GPH up 40 inches and through the filter.

I would also like it to be as quiet as possible

Bonus features would be if it had standard female US hose connections, and I think running out of the water would be better for saving space. I dont have much experience with pumps some say to over shoot, but are most pumps adjustable? Because I see they tend to just double in flow and going from say 300 GPH to 600 GPH seems like alot to me. But people also say you should over shoot. I think I could get away with less than 300 GPH. Also I cant tell if a pump is rated for a certain height if that means it will pump its GPH rating at the full height, or go faster if you are lower than that.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 06:39 AM
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"up 40 inches" as in you plan on placing the filter 40 inches above the water line?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 04:52 PM
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I had a Poseidon PS3 on my reef for many years. Works extremely well, very quiet, the design allows it to be easily installed anywhere (mine was on a wall inside the stand), and it's an external pump.
The PS3 is too strong for your needs but another model would probably be perfect

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yes about 40 inches should be my max height. The tank is 36 inches tall and will be a paludarium with 7-9 inches of water, then the filter will need to be hidden somewhere above the tank along with all heating, lighting , timers etc..

Is there any way to adjust the flow of the poseidon pump? It seems the lowest one they offer is over 500 GPH

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