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01-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by AZDesertRat
Have either of you used a Kill A Watt meter to see how accurate the advertised wattage numbers are? I am considering swapping an Ocean Runner 3500 which is rated at 900 GPH at 65 watts. In my testing with a Kill A Watt meter, open discharge or 0 head it actually draws about 58 watts and in my system with approx 4 feet of head loss it is drawing 53 watts on the meter.
I am thinking about the HY5000 model to gain a bit of flow and maybe split the output to run a couple small Phosban and carbon reactors and my calcium reactor. This way I could eliminate 2 or 3 small powerheads powering those other components and clean the plumbing under the stand up a little while maybe reducing the power consumption and heat generation slightly.
I switched all our pumps other then the external for the large tank to these and also checked with a meter.They work as advertised and are based on the red dragon pumps.You will not be disapointed and they run very cool also.I used the 5000 and got a reading of 56 on the wife's and 58 on the frag tank's.We run headers off them and removed all other pumps.These pumps supply the tank,gfo
reactor,carbon reactor chiller and the uv
.That's allot water for the money.Only the red dragon's are better in my book.But at 650.00 apiece that's some serious coin so I am happy with the reef octopus LOL
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Last edited by binford4000; 01-19-2012 at 04:31 PM.