Lf a good sump pump

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The sump pump I had burned-out last night. Im going to buy another one once my lfs is open. what is a good brand to buy? My previous sump pump was aqueon
 

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Sicce is also a very quiet, powerful, low wattage using pump brand, made in Italy.
My original 180gal tank and sumps pump( a Laguna) was fried during a power surge a couple months back.
The Sicce I bought is rated at 1500 GPH.
I read really good reviews of the Sicce from reef keepers, the Sicce has been in service ever since, it is outrageously silent, and carries a 5 year warranty.
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I was so pleased with it (and because power surges are so common here in Panama) I bought a Sicce powerhead as a backup, to retain circulation in the tank in case a power surge happens again.
They are not readily available here in Panama, and it took month to get it shipped here.
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It is set up at the ready (unplugged) in case of emergency, or I turn it on when doing basic pump in the sump maintanence.
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Is there a big difference between DC and AC pumps for longevity/durability? From my understanding DC is more power efficient and seem to have more flow control options
 

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duanes duanes that Syncra SDC pump looks top notch, unfortunately my lfs doesn't carry those and I dont want to risk waiting for it to be delivered
 

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I ended up buying a pondmaster pond-mag. My lfs is also honoring the 5 year warranty so I can just take it back to them for a new one instead of having to deal with the manufacturer.
 
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I used Mag Drive pump for years, reliable, and they are powerful, some give off heat, so in certain tanks a heater may not be required, or using an underrated one per size of the tank may be all that is needed. I usually put a sponge underneath them to deaden vibration, and even put sponges on plumbing near the pump that tends to vibrate.
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