Considering making a change... From GenX PCX-55 to Reeflo Dart
by, 02-06-2012 at 01:22 PM (934 Views)
For flow and power consumption reasons, I'm considering making a change for my main system pump from the PCX-55 to the Reeflo Dart. At first glance, it seems that I may be ?doubling? my flow with an 8' head - and potentially consuming far less wattage. I know the spec for the GENX pump (an Iwaki knockoff as far as I can tell) says something like 170W - but my experience has been more like ~220-240W. Currently, I use the pump to feed a manifold that serves my main tank, my skimmer, my fuge, frag tank, CA reactor, and my SMR1 reactor. Everything drains or returns directly to my 55gal sump. My flow has pretty much topped out, and my power consumption has been a bit disappointing. Anyone have experience with both of these pumps? Any other comments about the manifold plumbing?