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Welcome to the Reefs.org Pump Selection Guide

Welcome to the Reefs.org Pump Selection Guide. This webpage is here to help you, the hobbyist, select the proper pump for your particular plumbing application and to also help you design your plumbing properly.

To start things off, take a moment to read this excellent pump and plumbing article in the January 2003 issue of Advanced Aquarist:

AN ENGINEERING VIEW OF AQUARIUM SYSTEMS DESIGN: PUMPS AND PLUMBING

by SANJAY JOSHI, Ph.D., NATHAN PADEN & SHANE GRABER

After familiarizing yourself with system design and pump selection, please head over to http://reefs.org/pumps with your plumbing data and enter your data into the fields and click Solve.


Now that you have taken time to familiarize yourself with pumps and plumbing and have the Excel spreadsheet up and running properly on your system, use the following pump information to help narrow down the pump search for your system application. The pumps have been separated by manufacturer. All of the pump information has been obtained from the manufacturer's specification sheets for their pumps.

A number of features have been added to this selection guide to help you narrow down the pump for your application. First off, the GPH @ 0 ft head, Maximum Head (ft), and Watts of the pump are given to help you narrow your pump selection down quickly. If you would like to see detailed information about a specific pump, click on the "More Info" link and a popup window will show you detailed information about the selected pump. The following information will be made available when possible:

  • Manufacturer Name
  • Picture of the pump (when possible)
  • Use (Submersible / External / Both)
  • If the pump is a pressure rated pump or not
  • Intake Diameter (inches)
  • Discharge Diameter (inches)
  • GPH @ 0 Ft Head
  • Maximum Head (ft)
  • Voltage
  • Amps
  • Watts
  • Horsepower (when possible)
  • Voltage Frequency (Hz)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH) in inches
  • Pump Curve (GPH vs. Ft Head)
  • Pump Make and Model

You may then print the data to your local printer. Printing can be very helpful when you want to study the information about various pumps while you're away from the computer.

This webpage will be continuously evolving. If you see a pump and/or manufacturer that's not listed or find an error in the listed data, please let us know. To submit your suggestions/corrections, please post them to this thread in the Reefs.org DIY forum:

http://reefs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=191000

Pump Manufacturer and Model GPH @ 0 ft head Max Head (ft) Watts P.D.S.
Aquarium Systems



MaxiJet 400 106 2.4 5 More Info
MaxiJet 600 159 4.4 7.5 More Info
MaxiJet 900 230 3.8 8 More Info
MaxiJet 1200 291 5.7 20 More Info
MiniJet 404 18-108 2.6 5 More Info
MiniJet 606 82-153 3.8 6 More Info
MicroJet 320 32, 48, or 73

1.3

6 More Info
MicroJet 450 47, 79, or 117

2.7

7 More Info





Aqua Clear Aquatics



Cap 800 255 4.8 14 More Info
Cap 1200 320 5.4 16 More Info
Cap 1800 623 7 29 More Info
Cap 2200 675 7.8 33 More Info
Cap 5000 1230 13.5 105 More Info





Clear Pond



Sedra KSP-1000 A/P 100 2.1 5 More Info
Sedra KSP-1500 A/P 150 3.5 7 More Info
Sedra KSP-2000 A/P 200 4.5 15 More Info
Sedra KSP-3000 A/P 250 6.5 20 More Info
Sedra KSP-3500 A/P 350 8 35 More Info
Sedra KSP-5000 A/P 500 10 50 More Info
Sedra KSP-7000 A/P 700 15 70 More Info
Sedra KSP-9000 A/P 900 17 90 More Info
Sedra KSP-12000 A/P 1200 19 110 More Info





CustomSeaLife



Velocity T1 / S1 546 25 98 More Info
Velocity T2 / S2 719 18 98 More Info
Velocity T3 / S3 803 28 140 More Info
Velocity T4 / S4 1446 18 140 More Info





Danner Mfg: Supreme MagDrive



Mag 1 80 3 6 More Info
Mag 1.5 140 6 9 More Info
Mag 1.9 200 7 19 More Info
Mag 2 275 7 24 More Info
Mag 3 375 11 35 More Info
Mag 5 500 11 45 More Info
Mag 7 700 13 70 More Info
Mag 9 950 14 93 More Info
Mag 12 1200 15 110 More Info
Mag 18 1800 20 145 More Info
Mag 24 2400 20 265 More Info (soon!)
Mag 36 3600 n/a n/a More Info (soon!)





Dolphin Aquarium & Pet Products



Aqua Sea Ampmaster 3000 3579 17.5 n/a More Info
Aqua Sea 2100 2733 11.4 n/a More Info
Aqua Sea 2700 3041 11.7 n/a More Info
Aqua Sea 3600 3867 13.8 n/a More Info
Aqua Sea 4700 4700 20 n/a More Info
Super Aqua Sea 4800 HHS 3912 24.5 n/a More Info
Super Aqua Sea 5000 HHS 4979 56 n/a More Info
Super Aqua Sea 5900 HHS 5739 85.5 n/a More Info
Super Aqua Sea 8250 HHS 7933 101 n/a More Info
Super Aqua Sea 9400 HHS 9019 104 n/a More Info
DP-70 70 2.3 3 More Info
DP-115 115 4 7 More Info
DP-270 270 5.8 15 More Info
DP-385 385 9 25 More Info
DP-560 560 9.25 50 More Info
DP-800 800 13.75 70 More Info
DP-1200 1212 19.75 140 More Info





Eheim



Eheim 1046 79 3.9 5 More Info
Eheim 1048 159 4.9 10 More Info
Eheim 1250 317 6.6 28 More Info
Eheim 1060 603 10.2 50 More Info





Gorman-Rupp Industries



14110 / 510 928 16 102 More Info
14518 1536 17.5 138 More Info
14520 1782 26.5 200 More Info





Iwaki Walchem Corporation



MD / WMD-15R(T) 300 11 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-20R(T) 480 15 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-20RX(T) 840 8.5 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-20RZ(T) 210 24 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-30R(T) 600 18 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-30RX(T) 1110 14 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-30RZ(T) 270 37 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-40R(T) 810 22 n/a More Info
MD / WMD-40RX(T) 1380 15 n/a More Info
MD-55R(T) 1158 28 n/a More Info
MD-70R(T) 1650 34 n/a More Info
MD-70RZ(T) 720 66 n/a More Info
MD-100R(T) 2160 38 n/a More Info





Little Giant Pump Company



2-MDQX-SC 850 8.1 110 More Info
3-MDQX-SC 1160 14 100 More Info
4-MDQX-SC 1368 17 145 More Info
1.5-MDQ-SC 341 12.5 82 More Info
2-MDQ-SC 545 14.4 96 More Info
3-MDQ-SC 724 18 90 More Info
4-MDQ-SC 877 24.3 150 More Info
TE-5.5-MDQ-SC 2324 44 445 More Info





MDM Incorporated



Sequence 2900SEQ21 / 2900PRO21 2900 21 215 More Info
Sequence 3500SEQ21 / 3500PRO21 3500 21 239 More Info
Sequence 4000SEQ19 / 4000PRO19 4000 19 246 More Info
Sequence 4600SEQ22 / 4600PRO22 4600 22 273 More Info
Sequence 5200SEQ22 / 5200PRO22 5200 22 319 More Info
Sequence 6000SEQ23 / 6000PRO23 6000 23 374 More Info
Sequence 2400SEQ10 / 2400PRO10 2400 10 104 More Info
Sequence 3000SEQ11 / 3000PRO11 3000 11 121 More Info
Sequence 3600SEQ12 / 3600PRO12 3600 12 149 More Info





Rainbow Lifegard



Quiet One 1140 15 87 More Info





RIO Aqua Pumps



Rio 50 69 2 5.3 More Info
Rio 90 85 2 2.8 More Info
Rio 180 120 3 3.4 More Info
Rio 400 144 2.5 6.5 More Info
Rio 600 200 4 9.5 More Info
Rio 800HP 211 5 12 More Info
Rio 1100 382 6 22 More Info
Rio 1400 420 6.5 27 More Info
Rio 1700 642 8 23 More Info
Rio 2100 692 8 25 More Info
Rio 2500HP 782 10 55 More Info
Rio 3100 900 10 73 More Info
Rio 4100 1384 14 110 More Info
Rio 4600 1500 16.5 140 More Info





RK2 Industries



RK2 4070 2473 65 n/a More Info
RK2 4060 4203 55 n/a More Info
RK2 4050 5705 52 n/a More Info
RK2 4031.HF 5416 22 n/a More Info
RK2 4031 4637 17 n/a More Info
RK2 4021 7260 17 n/a More Info
RK2 4021.EM 8440 16 n/a More Info





TAAM / Gen-X



Mak4 1182 22.3 110 More Info
Mak5 1550 26 180 More Info





Won Brothers



Sen 700 852 15 82 More Info
Sen 900 1121 17 98 More Info





This pump selection guide was produced by Shane Graber for Reefs.org (c) 2003

** Written permission must be obtained from Reefs.org to use any of the content on this series of pages. **

Created by liquid
Last modified 2006-11-24 01:59
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