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Pump review

Postby luxauterna on Wed May 02, 2012 8:40 am

Lifegard Aquatics Quiet One Pro Series Aquarium Pump 6000 - Does anyone have any experience with these pumps? Considering purchasing it for my 135 I will be setting up.

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Re: Pump review

Postby jelly on Wed May 02, 2012 10:44 am

i have a small quiet one and i dont really care for it. i burned up on my twice. try a mag 18 or 24
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Re: Pump review

Postby Socratic Monologue on Wed May 02, 2012 11:06 am

I currently use a Quiet One 4000, and have a 4000 High Head that I use for backup (when cleaning the 4000, and when I break the impeller shaft :( ) and a little one in the ATO reservoir. I've had pretty good luck with these three pumps. They're a bit fussy as to how you seat the cap that holds the impeller in place, but other than that I like them. I worked at a shop that sold a lot of Q1 pumps, and people seemed generally happy with them. I've read more consistently positive reviews of the Mag pumps, though, so unless you're getting a good deal on a used Q1 it might be better to get a Mag for a similar price.
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Re: Pump review

Postby luxauterna on Wed May 02, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks for the replies . The reason why I am asking is because I originally was looking at the Mags, but on Marinedepot.com I can get a Q1 pro 6000 for $150 and it was recommended by glass-holes.com . The mag18 on marinedepot.com is only $165 though, which is much less than other sites.
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Re: Pump review

Postby hickko187 on Wed May 02, 2012 1:45 pm

I run both a quiet1 4000 and a 400hh and love them both
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Re: Pump review

Postby Tonis56 on Fri May 04, 2012 6:30 am

I had a Quiet One 4000 on my old setup and it was great for an internal pump and pretty quiet to boot.

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Re: Pump review

Postby Andy C on Thu May 10, 2012 8:53 am

I've had the 4000 running on my 125 for 6 months and haven't touched it. It's very quiet and seems reliable so far. I used to run an eheim 1260 and the Q1 is quieter. Not sure how how it'll last over time, but it's been great so far.
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Pump review

Postby ReeferDude on Sat May 12, 2012 7:24 am

You will not regret a quietone compared to a mag. I moved from a mag to a quietone 3000 and it was a great move! It is very quiet and a lot more energy efficient
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Re: Pump review

Postby Rueg on Sat May 12, 2012 8:40 am

You may want to check out the Ocean Runner pumps. A bit hard to find now days - but quiet and energy efficient. Bulk Reef Supply carries them.
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