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    Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

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    Cruzer
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    Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 pm

    Hello all,

    I am looking for a Mag 5 or Mag 7 type pump. Any exerternal pump in the spec range of the Mag drive pumps wold work. Will be in a water mixing station so does not need to be high end. It just needs to be able to mix water and pump it to the tank.
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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by nikecivic on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:11 pm

    I have a used Mag 7 pump, works great. PM me if you want to buy it.


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    Cruzer
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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:51 pm

    PM sent I think, What is the difference between the out box and the sent box in the PM menu?
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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:07 pm

    I thought that the Mag pumps needed to be sumberged? You could still use it in a mixing station, just put it inside.
    If I am wrong, sorry I just read it somewhere on RC(I have a mag 7 on my tank)


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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:42 pm

    Some do not recommend using them externally. It would not be my first choice for a return pump, but for a mixing station / utility pump I do not have a problem with it. I used a mag pump externally for a closed loop system for a couple of years and did not have issues with it.
    If another external pump with about the same specs and in the same price range I would be all over it.
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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by dwolson2 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:18 pm

    I broke off the inlet on my iwaki 20, so I had to hook up my mag 7, and when I did a quick search it said not to put it external(which of course is how my iwaki was plumbed)

    How big of a system do you have and why wouldn't you want it on as your return pump?


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    Re: Looking for external pump (Mag 5 or 7)

    Post by Cruzer on Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:24 pm

    My current system is only 34 Gal, (until after the new year LOL). I had a system that was around 250 Gal a few years ago.
    The mag drive pumps are a bit noisy and might overheat if ran externally full time or have other reliablility issues. If I was to pick a return pump that I wanted to run externally it would be an Iwaki, panworld, etc.
    For this project the Mag drive pump will suite my needs I think.

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