Awesome Pump By Brian S on 12/10/12
Brian S would recommend this product to a friend
I've had the 250 ps pump for 6 months and have it pumping a 200 gal system where the display tank is a floor upstairs, about a 20 foot rise. I have to close a ball valve to limit it's output to about 1/2 cause this thing moves some water. I have my sump in the basement and the 200 ps would have been enough. In fact I'm getting a 200 ps as this pump's backup. Love it and would recommend to a friend. Do yourself a favor and use tapcons to mount a piece of wood like a 2 x 6 to the concrete floor. Then a piece of rubber to dampen vibration and mount the pump to the block of wood sandwiching the rubber. We can't hear this at all once mounted correctly.
Excellent pump ! By Bryan on 9/23/12
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
I have this pump currently in use at my mixing station. I have it set up to move water from container to container to mix my salt and move water from the basement to the display tank. I can do a 40 gallong water change in about 5 minutes with this pump. Eventually I will use it as a return when I move my sump to the basement.
lots of pressure at a price By hartin461 on 5/10/12
hartin461 would recommend this product to a friend
Had the 250 for about 10 months now and am very happy with it.I have a basement sump feeding a 180 tank and 2 breeders along with a 100 gallon sump. Plenty of pressure and noise is nothing but a hum. Does cost me about $35 a month at 16 cents a kilo watt though.Very pleased...
Definitely Powerful By dtawahn on 5/7/12
dtawahn would recommend this product to a friend
Yes, this was more than enough pump for our tank. We placed small fans around the pump to promote cooling, because the pump does create a lot of heat. Once the temperature is controlled, we have an awesome pump that is pretty quiet. We might end up running pipe under the house to store the pump down there for extra cooling and noise control.
Powerful yet quiet By Tina on 2/19/11
Tina would recommend this product to a friend
this pump puts out the FULL 1900 gph. Not for the little tank. I was running text to an Iwaki MD70RLT and it was quieter. I know run 2 of these. I have one running my undergravel jets which are split into 2 outputs and those split into 8 output jets each and I still have good flow.
The other runs my sump return and is split into 2 returns with locline. The flow output is awesome. In fact I will probably put a y on the ends of each and split it again just for more circulation.
More pump than I expected By TK on 1/6/11
TK would recommend this product to a friend
I was planning on buying the 200 to drive dual Kent 3/4" venturi valves on my 4' homemade skimmer. I figured for the extra $30 I would just get the bigger 250. Should have stuck with my original plan, I need to add a ball valve to "bleed off" some pressure. This is a BIG & POWERFUL pump. B+ on the noisy scale.