ATB Flowstar 1500 questions


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I am looking for a return pump on my 200 gallon tank. I am running a herbie full sipon drain with a 1.5" drain and a 1" return. I am currently using a Ehiem 1262 with 5' of head pressure. The problem is that my gate valve is almost 90% closed and i am worried about it clogging.

For the people using this pump and using the herbie method with a 1.5" drain, do you know how far open/closed is your gate valve?

I need a bigger pump then my Ehiem, and before I spend $270 i would like to know if this pump is going to be sufficient with 5' of head pressure, or will i need to go with an external pump that can handle the head pressure.