return pump recommendation

fredflinstone

New member
I have a Rio HF 14 return pump with 700 GPH at 5 ft. Its making quite a bit of noise. Is there another return pump that I can use which is less noisy and has the wattage around 50W?
 

Entropy

Texas Reefer
Premium Member
It is going to be tough to stay in the 50w range and get that kind of flow. I would recommend the Eheim 1262, but they are pricey and pull 85w.
 

kdblove_99

New member
Agree Oceanrunner.

I think you might be in the wrong hobby if you are that concerned about wattage, no offense. 50watts vs 65 what kinda diffrence do you really think you will see on you bill?
 

Fishbulb2

New member
I agree with kblove on not worrying about a couple watts. I originally got a QO3000 because of the very low wattage draw. well, it never restarted and that was a huge pain. Now I have an eheim and for the few extra watts, at least I have reliability.
 

fredflinstone

New member
I understand. The reason I was asking though was, there were some forums where people were asking the same question and they were talking about 3500l/hr in 45W in australia with 220V. I was wondering if we had something similar in here.
 
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