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    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

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    ouch!
    hope u had some spare parts or pumps to replace this.
    whats the white piece.. looks like a shell.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    ouch!
    hope u had some spare parts or pumps to replace this.
    That is my more than 20 year old Little Giant main lift pump. I don't have a spare part but I Sent a note and a picture off to Little Giant this morning in the hopes that they could help me out. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    whats the white piece.. looks like a shell.
    That's actually a little triangle of plastic (probably HDPE.) It was something that I cut in under then tank. I couldn't account for one of the pieces. Now I can.

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    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrhd View Post
    That is my more than 20 year old Little Giant main lift pump.
    I forgot to mention...I put the pump back together and am running it with 5 blades. The little plastic blade is so light in comparison to the motor that the vibration is imperceptible. It is obviously less efficient but the skimmer and the heater are still able to do their thing so we'll run like this until I get a replacement impeller (or replace the whole pump.)

    I guess I'll finally put that FOD guard around the pump intake.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    lol... those pieces always go where you don't want them to go.. its like they know where to go do to the most damage.

    i'm not surprised that it runs fine missing one blades.. I've seen a few pumps with missing impellers that still ran ok.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    lol... those pieces always go where you don't want them to go.. its like they know where to go do to the most damage.
    Anita asked over dinner last night "Do you figure the fish are mounting some sort of plot to escape la Finding Nemo?"

    Our drains don't lead to the ocean. They lead to a Waterloo Biofilter on-site tertiary waste water treatment plant. Non-fish friendly.

    This is the second time that I've pulled something out of the pump. About 18 years ago the pump was making this terribly whining noise. I took the front of the pump and found a nylon tie sticking into the pump housing from the intake and hitting the impeller blades like a baseball card clothes-pinned into the spokes of a bicycle tire.

    This pump doesn't owe me anything.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

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    i don't often hear about others using the LG pumps but i am very happy with mine too. it has been running for 7 years now and i have never ( touch wood ) had a problem. i feel the exact same way, if it blew tomorrow it doesn't owe me anything :b16:
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    i don't often hear about others using the LG pumps but i am very happy with mine too. it has been running for 7 years now and i have never ( touch wood ) had a problem. i feel the exact same way, if it blew tomorrow it doesn't owe me anything :b16:
    It isn't often that you buy a product these days that runs 24 hours a day for years. My pump has over 190,000 hours of service. That's pretty amazing.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

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    I am running several of these pumps too and i must say they are great little workhorses. A bit pricey compared to other pumps of a similar GPH but very reliable.

    I even noticed that the chinese supermarket down the street is running LG pumps on their sw stock tanks and they look well used!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbelly View Post
    I am running several of these pumps too and i must say they are great little workhorses. A bit pricey compared to other pumps of a similar GPH but very reliable.

    I even noticed that the chinese supermarket down the street is running LG pumps on their sw stock tanks and they look well used!
    Wow. This thread has turned into a lovefest for Little Giant pumps.

    I've always been happy with mine. I figure you get what you pay for and LG pumps are worth the extra money. I would spend the extra bucks to get another when it is time to replace this one.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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