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Old February 14th 04, 09:09 PM
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What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on my CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a pump in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.


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Old February 14th 04, 10:40 PM
Mort
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I recommend the Mag Drive 1.9

It's dimensions are 3.5" x 2.2" x 3.2" as opposed to the rio which is 2.5 X
1.75 X 2.33 It's a little bigger but the flow rates are a little better and
the Mag's are reguarded as MUCH MUCH MUCH more reliable.

hth

~Mort





"...." wrote in message
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What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on my CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a pump in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.




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Old February 15th 04, 12:01 AM
Marc Levenson
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MaxiJet 1200. With the venturi tube inserted into the intake strainer.

Marc


"...." wrote:

What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on my CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a pump in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.


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Old February 15th 04, 01:24 AM
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I completely forgot i still had a maxi-jet 1200 from my 75 gal tank that i
took down a few months ago, not that i would have thought of putting it on
my skimmer looks like i wont be disecting the rio just to get the
skimmer to work. I'll still disect it, but at least i dont have to put it
back on.

Only question i have is, would that be too much flow for my tank? 295 gph
would turn all the water over in my tank 30 times an hour.

Thanks marc, you just saved me some $$

"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
MaxiJet 1200. With the venturi tube inserted into the intake strainer.

Marc


"...." wrote:

What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on my

CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a pump

in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.


--
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Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com




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Old February 15th 04, 08:47 AM
Marc Levenson
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Default replacement pump

I wouldn't worry about over skimming. I have an EV-200 on a 55g and a Remora
Pro on a FOWLR 29g!

Marc


"...." wrote:

I completely forgot i still had a maxi-jet 1200 from my 75 gal tank that i
took down a few months ago, not that i would have thought of putting it on
my skimmer looks like i wont be disecting the rio just to get the
skimmer to work. I'll still disect it, but at least i dont have to put it
back on.

Only question i have is, would that be too much flow for my tank? 295 gph
would turn all the water over in my tank 30 times an hour.

Thanks marc, you just saved me some $$

"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
MaxiJet 1200. With the venturi tube inserted into the intake strainer.

Marc


"...." wrote:

What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on my

CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a pump

in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.


--
Personal Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/oanda/index.html
Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com



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Old February 15th 04, 10:39 PM
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Well i hooked it up to my skimmer, lots of flow, but i ran into a space
problem. the pump sat too low in the tank and would have squashed my
ricordia. So i cleaned up my rio and put it back on, and am working on a way
to attach the pump with a corner pipe, so that it doesnt sit on top of
anything. Just a matter of fine tunning now that i know it will work.

thanks

oh, and would adding a refugium on a 10g be more work than its worth? I am
looking at making a 5-8gal capacity refugium.


"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
I wouldn't worry about over skimming. I have an EV-200 on a 55g and a

Remora
Pro on a FOWLR 29g!

Marc


"...." wrote:

I completely forgot i still had a maxi-jet 1200 from my 75 gal tank that

i
took down a few months ago, not that i would have thought of putting it

on
my skimmer looks like i wont be disecting the rio just to get the
skimmer to work. I'll still disect it, but at least i dont have to put

it
back on.

Only question i have is, would that be too much flow for my tank? 295

gph
would turn all the water over in my tank 30 times an hour.

Thanks marc, you just saved me some $$

"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
MaxiJet 1200. With the venturi tube inserted into the intake

strainer.

Marc


"...." wrote:

What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on

my
CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a

pump
in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.

--
Personal Page:

http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/oanda/index.html
Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com



--
Personal Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/oanda/index.html
Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com




  #7  
Old February 15th 04, 11:27 PM
Marc Levenson
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Default replacement pump

"Dilution is the Solution to Pollution".... adding a refugium might be
troublesome at first, but it will add many benefits once established. Some of
the benefits are outlined at the top of this page:

http://www.melevsreef.com/what_sump.html

Marc


"...." wrote:

Well i hooked it up to my skimmer, lots of flow, but i ran into a space
problem. the pump sat too low in the tank and would have squashed my
ricordia. So i cleaned up my rio and put it back on, and am working on a way
to attach the pump with a corner pipe, so that it doesnt sit on top of
anything. Just a matter of fine tunning now that i know it will work.

thanks

oh, and would adding a refugium on a 10g be more work than its worth? I am
looking at making a 5-8gal capacity refugium.

"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
I wouldn't worry about over skimming. I have an EV-200 on a 55g and a

Remora
Pro on a FOWLR 29g!

Marc


"...." wrote:

I completely forgot i still had a maxi-jet 1200 from my 75 gal tank that

i
took down a few months ago, not that i would have thought of putting it

on
my skimmer looks like i wont be disecting the rio just to get the
skimmer to work. I'll still disect it, but at least i dont have to put

it
back on.

Only question i have is, would that be too much flow for my tank? 295

gph
would turn all the water over in my tank 30 times an hour.

Thanks marc, you just saved me some $$

"Marc Levenson" wrote in message
...
MaxiJet 1200. With the venturi tube inserted into the intake

strainer.

Marc


"...." wrote:

What would be a good replacement for a Rio 600 pump that i have on

my
CPR
bakpak skimmer? I have a 10gal tall tank, so i cant put too big a

pump
in
there because of room constraints. Any ideas?
thanks in advance.

--
Personal Page:

http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com/oanda/index.html
Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com



--
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Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com



--
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Business Page: http://www.sparklingfloorservice.com
Marine Hobbyist: http://www.melevsreef.com


 




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