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Old 12-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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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
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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External pumps. Sorry for not clarifying that.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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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
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #7
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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).
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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.
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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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