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oupulino
10-27-2011, 03:52 AM
I'm looking for good an efficient return pump which gonna last.Does anyone have any experience with this pump Tunze Silence Water Pump - 1073.040

Bryan
10-27-2011, 04:02 AM
I hear they are good, but u may also want to look at the Little Giants. They last for years with regular oiling. My last one lasted almost 8 years. They to tend to be a bit noisy depending if the model has a fan on the back of it.

tinman
10-27-2011, 04:28 AM
Check out dart pumps

Lampshade
10-27-2011, 05:15 AM
I love my dart gold. I used to use baldor motors at work for stuff far worse than this, they're built to last. Great pump, got it used a year ago and haven't had to touch it. They sent me new seals awhile ago for free, but I found out it was my fail plumbing, not the pump :P.

oupulino
10-27-2011, 05:15 AM
I need internal returm pump

globaldesigns
10-27-2011, 06:37 AM
I have used Mag 18, rock solid pump and fairly quiet

Now usine an eheim 1262, again rock solid and even quieter the the Mag.

I should note that I could only hear the Mag, if I put my ear on the sump glass. So both work well.

Bblinks
10-27-2011, 07:15 AM
I am using a eheim 1262 pump, quite and efficient. You can find them for around 160-180, 900gph. I also have a red dragon 1200 gph pump which by far the most quietest realiable pump I have ever used, unfortunately it is on the expensive side around a thousand for the pump. I never had a chance to use any tunze pumps except for wave box and ph, I found them to be on the noisier side but don't quote me on it.

MKLKT
10-27-2011, 07:23 AM
I have a Quiet One 4000 on my tank internal and have used a 1000 and a 3000 in other scenarios. I've never had any issues with that line.

Aquattro
10-27-2011, 02:37 PM
I use a MAG 12 on my display and a Quiet One on my frag tank. Both close to same flow at 0' head, but the quiet one drops almost in half at 5', the MAG 12 stays at 1100gph at that height. Most internal pumps will be quiet, be sure to check the flow charts for the height you'll have to pump it to, generally 4 or 5 feet plus a bit for pipe friction.

mark
10-27-2011, 03:14 PM
aren't the waterblaster/bubbleblaster (http://www.saltysupply.com/PhotoDetails.asp?ShowDesc=N&PhotoNumber=3&ProductCode=OC3003) series same design as the Red Dragons?

reefwars
10-27-2011, 04:18 PM
me personally im a mag fan ive found them to be very reliable and decently quiet and i like that they are not overly huge and are low maintanance:):)

Skimmer King
10-27-2011, 04:45 PM
b yup im a mag fan too actually i need a impeller for my MAG 12 hmmmmmm. need to get one

unclesalty
10-27-2011, 07:21 PM
I am using a eheim 1262 pump, quite and efficient. You can find them for around 160-180, 900gph. I also have a red dragon 1200 gph pump which by far the most quietest realiable pump I have ever used, unfortunately it is on the expensive side around a thousand for the pump. I never had a chance to use any tunze pumps except for wave box and ph, I found them to be on the noisier side but don't quote me on it.

I totally agree with you on the Eheim 1262 which is an excellent pump and my first choice for 900gph and under. They are quiet, efficient and last for years I hear. Due to needing more gph I recently bought a ATB Flowstar 1800 pump for my 180gal and its even more quiet than the Eheim if you can believe it, but a bit more $$ than the Eheim.

unclesalty
10-27-2011, 07:30 PM
aren't the waterblaster/bubbleblaster (http://www.saltysupply.com/PhotoDetails.asp?ShowDesc=N&PhotoNumber=3&ProductCode=OC3003) series same design as the Red Dragons?

Exact same motor blocks as the Red Dragon and ATB pumps except with different volutes. They are cheaper to buy than the RD and ATB pumps but a bit more noiser from what I have heard.

Sunee
10-27-2011, 11:06 PM
I have the Tunze 1073.020 (slightly less powerful than the one you are asking about). Only had running for 6 months but have had no problems. Very quiet.

oupulino
10-28-2011, 02:03 AM
Thanks I make decision Eheim 1260 is the way
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