I currently have an Eheim Classic 1500xl 2262 and Im thinking about replacing the pump with a Reef Octopus S4. Do you think it will run ok? or would there be any issues? the S4 has more head height and can be fine tuned to adjust flow.
I personally dont see any issues.
You are beating me to it!!!
A DC pump canister project will be declassified as of this thread
(Christmas sale discounts was the reason I have them).
Rats... my plans to safely DCpump the 1500XL are just as you had described.
I have a Vectra M1 model DCpump that has a feed mode that will safely dial in flow.
The insurance plan running the Eco Tech Marine brand, Vectra series M1 was to keep the pump running with it's LOW speed feed mode that never turns the pump off.
The Vectra DCpump will run at low desired speed for a good ten (10min.) minutes keeping the pump from ever seizing up such a large beautiful canister for the day on a feed mode stop/start issue.
The pump's low mode was truly intended for a sump use low speed feed mode to keep food from going into the beginning of the intake, as well as the sump waster just reaching the power level to keep the cycle or flow of water moving ever-so slowly.
A good DC pump with a good record can keep the idea you had going.
I don't trust the OEM factory Eheim pump and the connections as a well as the method they connected it.
We're going to the full reef tank PVC pipe theme and some hose with lots of smart union pipe area or connection points with a high degree of protection from commercial valves and additional ideas.
Still some Eheim parts will be in the mix.
The Eheim connectors are HUGE. They may work well too.
I just wanted those canisters.
The foam PPI ordeal and layering, cutting round disc shapes, and the right foam is still ahead of me.
I think I may do the Swiss Tropicals thing for real good foam that does not reduce or shrink in water.
My 2217 Eheim discs of foam are likely Poret foam or the right kind that won't change much.
I believe the hydrolyze word was used to describe the water changing the foams.
Man, you got me.
I'm up to my knees in other projects.