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greenpointer 12-29-2012 12:23 PM

eheim vs hydor vs quiet one pumps
 
Hey

I just bought a cheap Ecoplus pump and it is very noisy. I want to replace it with either the hydor, eheim, or quiet one. Is there a real difference in how quiet they are?

Thanks!

HD Blazingwolf 12-29-2012 12:53 PM

Is it a powerhead or pump?
hydor makes some awesome powerheads, not sure on their pumps
eheim makes consistent good products
quiet one i have no experience

greenpointer 12-29-2012 12:56 PM

External pumps. Sorry for not clarifying that.

HD Blazingwolf 12-29-2012 07:30 PM

what kind of flow rate are u looking for

u may even look into a
TAAM Rio
or danner mag drive supreme
excellent pumps both

Kathyy 12-29-2012 07:42 PM

I decided on a pond pump, Laguna Max Flo, for my tank this time. Rio Hyperflo was in the running too. Search google for reef central threads, those people have a lot of discussions on quiet pumps.

Have you cushioned the pump and anything vibrating? That can make a huge difference in the noise level.

HD Blazingwolf 12-30-2012 12:17 AM

Ill agree with kathyy on this, reef guys for sure know their pumps. They've had their heads wrapped around external pumps for a long time.

niko 12-30-2012 01:44 AM

Eheim compact.

I got 2 of them - the 2000 and the 5000 - on my big tank. External. Can't hear a thing.

Flow is 1,100 gph actual from both pumps (5 feet head).

m00se 12-30-2012 01:54 AM

I bought a Quiet One 1200 pump. It was anything but. And they use o-rings on their threaded barbs in/out. Poor design. I would avoid.

Supreme Mags - noisy until they break in a little, then tolerable but not silent.

Only experience I have with FW pumps.

When I did reef, I used Japanese Iwakis and Little Giants. Both excellent for their purposes.

fishykid1 01-02-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2132776)
I bought a Quiet One 1200 pump. It was anything but. And they use o-rings on their threaded barbs in/out. Poor design. I would avoid.

Supreme Mags - noisy until they break in a little, then tolerable but not silent.

Only experience I have with FW pumps.

When I did reef, I used Japanese Iwakis and Little Giants. Both excellent for their purposes.

Yeah, Quiet Ones... not so quiet. I have a QO3000 on the 75 for return and reactor pump. That thing buzzes all night long in my room. It may be a little better if you don't use hard lines like I prefer, but it's still louder than my Rena XP3. I'd recommend them for use outside a bedroom though, great pumps so far.


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