Eheim 1250 enough for a 75g?

RichardPryor

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I'm thinking of buying this pump. Will it be enough for a 75g/29g sump? Difference in price between the 1250 and the 1260 is considerable. Says

1250 = 320
1260 = 634

I think the 1260 is pushing it, am I right?
 

Phyxius

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I run a 1262 on a 90 with 30g sump. Its T`d off to feed a chiller also and flow is pretty strong. If its straight through back to the tank with out running through anything else it will be pushing some pretty good flow through the system with a 1260. If its used as primary means of circulation you should be ok. If using power heads or the like in the tank for turnover a 1250 might be a better pump if its all it would be used for is straight return back to tank....a 1260 for more flow at higher head or restricted plumbing
I thought the 1250/1260 was just a little too underpowered for my situation.

Edited: I have the 1262 and not the 1260 model......
 
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carb850

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I'm putting together a 90G with 40G sump. I believe I will go with the 1260. Remember, the pressures they are giving you is at the pump. Time you add in 5' of vertical head it will be much less. I haven't ran the numbers, but I'm expecting the 1260 to be flowing around 450gph with my head pressure.
 

dsn112

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I am using a 1260 tuned town with a ball valve on my 70, with a 29g sump, I like being able to dial in my flow the way I need it. I also have 5ft of head loss.
 

opiumpipez

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11672319#post11672319 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dsn112
I am using a 1260 tuned town with a ball valve on my 70, with a 29g sump, I like being able to dial in my flow the way I need it. I also have 5ft of head loss.

i have basically the exact same setup. actually, i feel that the 1260 might be too much for my 75g. i do have two vortechs in my DT though.
 

lfjewett

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I'm running an Ehiem 1262 on a 50G with a 30G sump. I have 5 foot of head to the display and 7 foot of head to a refugium. A ball valve puts about 80Gph through the refugium and the rest goes into the display. I also run a T4 on a SCWD closed loop in the display, giving me somewhere around 1800Gph turnover. I believe the class of pump changes at the 1260 model, the 1250 and below are not pressure rated pumps if I remember correctly.
 
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