How many pumps do you use?

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How many pumps total in your aquarium setup?

  1. 1

    8.5%
  2. 2

    18.8%
  3. 3

    13.7%
  4. 4 - 6

    47.0%
  5. 7 - 9

    9.4%
  6. 9+

    2.6%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    How many pumps total in your aquarium setup? :curtain:
     
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  3. scenario1313

    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    I have 2 pumps one big one for the return and one for the skimmer
     
  4. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    I have seven. Two returns, four in the DT and one to the skimmer.
     
  5. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    I have two running the DT and one little Eheim on my Ca reactor if that has to count.
     
  6. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    In my 30 I have 2 return, 1 for skimmer, 2 in DT

    For my 135 I have 1 return, 1 skimmer and will be adding 3 in DT.
     
  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    In my reef tank I have my main one....my UV sterilizer pump *actually have 2 pumps and 2 sterilizer right now in one tank), my skimmer return pump and bubbler pump, 4 in display tank, 1 in my phosban reactor. I think that is it...so 10???? That is one tankMy FOWLR has 2 in display, main pump, phosban pump, skimmer pump, UV pump, so 5 in that tankMy other nanos each have an extra pump in there..so 3 more pumpsSo in my house 18+ pumps :eek: But most in one tank is 10. Now wonder my house hummmmsss
     
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  9. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    Do powerheads count?
     
  10. doog

    doog Peppermint Shrimp

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    1 each return pump, skimmer pump, pump to fuge, ATO pump, plus 3 ph's all for my little 75. aqualifter for overflow box, too !!
     
  11. rodcpierce

    rodcpierce Ritteri Anemone

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    Ive got 2 return pumps, a uv sterilizer pump, protein skimmer pump, 3 powerheads in the Display tank.
     
  12. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    2-p.h.'s, 1-return, 1-p.s.....so 4 total