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Little Giant 'Quarium
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
2-MDQ-SC 510 14.4 ft 96 1/2" 1/2"
3-MDQ-SC 700 18.0 ft 90 3/4" 1/2"
3-MDQX-SC 1100 14.0 ft 100 1" 1"
4-MDQ-SC 850 24.3 ft 150 1" 1/2"
4-MDQX-SC 1325 17.0 ft 145 1" 1"
5.5-MDQ-SC 2150 44.0 ft 445 1" 3/4"
Lifegard Self-Priming External
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
1/6 HP 3000 12 ft 409.4 1-1/2" 1-1/2"
1/2 HP 3600 38 ft 793.5 1-1/2" 1-1/2"
3/4 HP 4860 50 ft 1058 1-1/2" 1-1/2"
1 HP 5760 53 ft 1380 1-1/2" 1-1/2"

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Mag Drive
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
MD5 500 10 ft 45 1/2" NPT 1/2" NPT
MD7 700 12 ft 60 1/2" NPT 1/2" NPT
MD9.5 950 14 ft 93 3/4" NPT 3/4" NPT
MD12 1200 15 ft 110 3/4" NPT 3/4" NPT
MD18 1800 21 ft 145 3/4" NPT 3/4" NPT
Quiet One
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
1200 296 6.10 ft 25.5 1/2" MPT 1/2" MPT
2200 594 10.66 ft 45.0 1" MPT 1" MPT
3000 819 10.33 ft 55.0 1" MPT 1" MPT
4000 991 10.17 ft 65.0 1" MPT 1" MPT
5000 1400 11.65 ft 115.0 1" MPT 1" MPT
6000 1664 11.65 ft 135.0 1" MPT 1" MPT
9000 2040 16.40 ft 125.0 1-1/2" MPT 1-1/2" MPT
14000 3307 25.00 ft 175.0 1-1/2" MPT 1-1/2" MPT
Supreme Hy-Drive
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
1600 1750 17 ft 20 * 1-1/4" MPT
2100 2125 22.5 190 * 1-1/4" MPT
2600 HH 2700 26.5 ft 270 * 1-1/4" MPT
3200 3500 12 ft 200 * 1-1/2" MPT
4000 4300 13 ft 230 * 1-1/2" MPT
4800 5100 18.5 ft 250 * 1-1/2" MPT
6000 5700 22.5 ft 675 * 2" MPT
Eheim Hobby
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
1046 80 4 ft 5 12/16mm 9/12mm
1048 160 5 ft 10 12/16mm 12/16mm
1250 320 6.5 ft 28 16/22mm 12/16mm
1260 634 12.1 ft 65 25/34mm 16/22mm
1262 898 11.8 ft 80 25/34mm 16/22mm
Mini Pico Evolution
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
200 70 1.6 ft 3.5 * 1/2"
400 100 2.3 ft 3.5 * 1/2"
600 160 1.25 ft 4 * 5/8"
800 200 1.3 ft 6.5 * 3/4"
1000 260 2 ft 8 * 3/4"
1200 300 2.3 ft 8 * 3/4"
Seltz All-Purpose
Model Flow
gph
Max
Head
Watts Inlet Outlet
L20 185 4.16 ft 11   1/2" tubing
L30 320 6.25 ft 23   1/2" tubing
L40 740 7.5 ft 55   5/8" tubing
*screen pre-filter intake

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Adjustable Flow Pumps

Koralia Controllable
Model Flow Rate (gph) Watts Dimensions Aquarium Size
Min Max Min Max
Koralia Nano 100 260 0.6 3.8 2" x 3" 10-30 gallons
Koralia 1 180 450 0.6 3.9 2.25" x 5" 25-40 gallons
Koralia 2 260 680 1.6 9.2 2.88" x 5.88" 30-50 gallons
Koralia 3 370 950 1.6 10 2.88" x 5.88" 45-75 gallons
VorTech EcoSmart
Model Flow Rate (gph) Watts Dimensions Aquarium Size
Min Max Min Max
MP10ES 200 1,575 8 18 2.5" dia x 1.5" high up to 50 gallons
MP10w ES 200 1,575 8 18 2.5" dia x 5" high up to 50 gallons
MP40w ES 1,000 3,200 9 28 3" dia x 5" high 50-500 gallons
MP60w ES 3,500 7,500 10 60 4" dia x 3" high 120-1,000+ gallons

Single Flow Pumps

Aqueon Circulation Pump
Model Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
500 500 2.6 4-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 3-1/2" high 20-40 gallons
700 700 2.8 5-1/4" x 2-7/8" x 4-1/4" high 30-55 gallons
950 950 6.3 5-1/2" x 2-7/8" x 4-1/4" high 55-90 gallons
1250 1250 7.5 5-3/4" x 2-7/8" x 4-1/4" high 75-125 gallons
1650 1650 8.3 5-7/8" x 2-7/8" x 4-1/4" high 125-180 gallons
2400 2400 13.9 6" x 2-7/8" x 4-1/4" high 180-250 gallons
Koralia Nano
Model Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
240 240 3.5 2" x 3-3/4" 10-28 gallons
425 425 3.5 2" x 3-3/4" 15-50 gallons
Koralia Evolution
Model Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
550 550 4.5 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" 25-70 gallons
750 750 4.5 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" 30-90 gallons
1050 1,050 5 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" 45-125 gallons
1400 1,400 6 2-7/8" x 5-3/4" 55-160 gallons
Koralia Magnum
Model Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
5 Magnum 1,650 8 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" 110-180 gallons
6 Magnum 2,200 10 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" 150-250 gallons
7 Magnum 2,700 12 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" 180-300 gallons
8 Magnum 3,250 19 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" 220-360 gallons
Pico Evo-Mag
Model Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
180 180 4 1-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 2-3/8" high up to 20 gallons
BioCube Circulation Pump
  Flow
gph
Watts Dimensions Aquariums
  250 2.6 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 1-7/8" high 15-30 gallons

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