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need a new pump for my JBJ 24 gallon nano cube?

I am looking for a quiet alternative to the pump in my 24 gallon JBJ nano cube. First off I dont know the flow of the pump in there and what would be a good choice to put in there. I have had good success with Rio pumps. Any idea which one will fit the tubing? and a good flow rate to match it?

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well, depending on what you have attached to the output of the tank, you have to look at the head feet you are putting on the pump. The reefers use a lot of MaxiJet and MiniJet pumps from aquarium systems. They are small and fit in the back. You'd probably want to get some new tubing in either case.

A lot of people consider the stock pump crappy (the original 24g had a 290-295 gph pump, the newer models have a 260 gph pump that might be better). I have a hydorFlo attached to the output and it slows the stock pump down quite a bit. I got a MaxiJet 1200 to replace it, which has a much better performance curve than the older stock pump. However, the hydorFlo because a turbine nozzle and way shotting water 1.5" above the water surface. which wouldn't work very well with the lights. So I put the stock pump back in.

It really depends what you want to be pumping the water through before you can decide on a good pump.
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