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Reef Octopus Water Blaster HY-5000w vs Eheim 1264

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Hi all. Deciding on which to use for a 150g tank. Looking for your input in this. :thumbsup:

comparing wattage guess waterblaster wins. The most important is head loss. U can google their performance chart for better comparison.

saw a water blaster pump operating out of water during last aquarama n let u touch pump to verify if hot.

So in the end I choose water blaster over ehiem due to power efficiency.

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i'll choose reef octopus water blaster. it consumes less wattage then ehiem. performance i'm satisfied with water blaster

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But heard from a pro reefer that the plastic in the pump will crack after 1-2 years of usage. Still thinking hard as the reef octo runs at only 60w while the Eheim 1264, 100w. Can save on a lot on bill over a long run.

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For return pump use I will stick with a reliable ehiem.

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Return pump is one of the most important equipment in the tank. Better to stick to 'tested' brands.

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Been using eheim products since long ago, they can last easily 5 years or more..best part spares are available in most lfs! But sometime i do wonder about de diff in power, does a lower watt means lower rpm of the impeller/needle wheel? Won't that equal 2 a lower flow?

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Those that are using the water blaster return pump, how do you find them now? Better to use out sump or in?

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I am using both now, water blaster is good, powerful and dun take up a lot of wattage, but I am still running my eheim 1264. Eheim is the most trusted pump and most of the time nothing will happen to it. So since I have 2 return, I will run both, water blaster for the power and eheim for reliability.

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I am using both now, water blaster is good, powerful and dun take up a lot of wattage, but I am still running my eheim 1264. Eheim is the most trusted pump and most of the time nothing will happen to it. So since I have 2 return, I will run both, water blaster for the power and eheim for reliability.

Yes I agreed with gary as well that ehiem is a workhorse which never fail me. Hopefully they come out some energy saving pump in future.

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Reason I asked is that seeking a lower wattage pump but with a flow rate of above 3000lt/hr. Started with a 1260, upgraded to a Red Dragon but dragon don't last so went back to the 1260. Thinking of re-doing my piping under the cabinet.

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For those seeking DC or low wattage pump, there are many available now but my suggestion is to get a spare pump on stand by. Don't be like me, I lost a frag of hoeksemai after my DC pump suddenly stopped and I can't get replacement in time.

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im an eheim die hard fan

spare(1264, 1260), return(1264), feeding(1264), skimming(1260)

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The pro about ehiem , reliability but con is power consumption is higher and give out more heat as compare to a DC pump. Which also mean adding heat into the water if you place it in-sump.

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The pro about ehiem , reliability but con is power consumption is higher and give out more heat as compare to a DC pump. Which also mean adding heat into the water if you place it in-sump.

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Larry, how's the Abyss? Heard it's lifetime warranty. Unfortunately too ex for me to consider.

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Larry, how's the Abyss? Heard it's lifetime warranty. Unfortunately too ex for me to consider.

So far running about 6 month now. Super silent and doesn't give out heat . :thumbsup: Much much better than my old Red dragon.

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The pro about ehiem , reliability but con is power consumption is higher and give out more heat as compare to a DC pump. Which also mean adding heat into the water if you place it in-sump.

used to run my 1264 out sump, never off for 2 years, close to no heat

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I am using both now, water blaster is good, powerful and dun take up a lot of wattage, but I am still running my eheim 1264. Eheim is the most trusted pump and most of the time nothing will happen to it. So since I have 2 return, I will run both, water blaster for the power and eheim for reliability.

hi meng yang

May I know the performance of your water blaster pump???

I'm thinking of getting one for my return pump.

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