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    I'm wondering what pump people are using with the 4-way. I'm planning on getting one for a 8'x30"x30" tank but am undecided about brand and size of pump. Leaning towards a Sequence(not sure which one) or a Amp 3000, is bigger better? Appreciate any feed back.

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    there is a user forum right at ocean motions web site. you will get better user information there. If your tank is 8 feet why not go with the 8 way unit. Given the cost difference between the 4 way and the 8 way it may be the way to go. I have a 6 foot tank and will use a dart on the system. I was told it would not be a problem.
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    I've read that a 4-way can handle up to 8000GPH! I am a big fan of water flow, but how much depends on what you want to keep.

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    yes they do handle a large water volume. I do not have mine yet but it is part of my final plan for my tank.
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    I've heard the Amp pumps use less power if that helps any.
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    I run an ampmaster 3000 and I like it. It's very quite and so far reliable. I have heard that the seals tend to leak after time so we will see how that goes. I have also heard great things about the sequence pumps as well. Actually If I could go back in time I would have went with a sequnce, only because they have a better seal built into them.

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    I'm running a Sequence Dart on my closed loop, and must say that I love it. It's quiet, and moves A LOT of water.
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    The Sequence pumps are actually suppose to be more efficient than the Ampmasters from what I've read in that they draw less power.

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    Originally posted by One Salty Dog
    If your tank is 8 feet why not go with the 8 way unit. Given the cost difference between the 4 way and the 8 way it may be the way to go..
    Rob
    Thanks for the reply, I initially had planned on a 8-way but after a email from Paul at Ocean Motions he said that a 4-way is more advisable for a closed loop, it is slightly more reliable and can actually handle larger volumes of water,(8000g/hr) and with the larger volume comes more possibilities of teeing off into different configurations. I'll check into OM users forum before I make the final decision. Thanks again.

    CableGuy, I have a dolphin 2100 now(running 3yrs.) and have no complaints,it's been great so far. Apparently the seal problem was corrected some time ago. That said, I am leaning towards the Sequence as they have a great reputation for their service.

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    That's good to hear, I hope mine will last that long. I have been running it for about 4 months so far with no problems.

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