The MyReef Creation line of excessive efficiency exterior water pumps are the primary new fashions of this sort to be designed in a large number of years. Within the subsequent couple of days MRC will start restricted shipments of their model new, American made water pump in two fashions, the LP4200 and the MP6100.
The mannequin names for MRC are very informative about this pump with the LP4200 being a low stress design that strikes as much as four,200 gallons per hour and the MP6100 is extra within the medium stress class and tops out at 6,200 gallons per hour. It’s very easy to have a look at these pumps and lump them in with comparable designs from different producers however a have a look at the movement curves and full specification sheets reveal a a lot increased diploma of efficiency.
The MRC LP4200 appears to be geared in the direction of very environment friendly water pumping because it’s nonetheless shifting three,000 GPH at 5 toes of head and a most energy draw of 154 watts. In the meantime the medium stress MP6100 is much more devoted to its most flowrate of 6,100 gph since it will probably maintain 5,500 gallons per hour at 5 toes, however that comes with an power value of 344 most watts used.
Don’t even take into consideration evaluating these to the DC pump you’re utilizing as a return which has a movement ranking of three,000 GPH. DC pumps are totoally optimized for quantity, not stress, so that you’re fortunate to nonetheless be pumping half that quantity when utilized in typical aquarium conditions of 4 to 6 toes of head stress.
The most important differentiator between the MRC LP4200 and MP6100 and comparable pumps is that they’re made within the USA with a excessive share of the elements being sourced in America too. Which means the pumps are manufactured with a lot tighter tolerances so all the pieces matches higher, for higher operation, decrease noise, and a for much longer life on the seals across the impeller shaft.
Modern pumps on this class have seals which frequently exit inside a yr, typically inside a number of months, resulting in work, messes and failures. Nevertheless the thorough high quality management that MRC places their pumps by means of makes them comfy placing a 5 yr restricted guarantee on the MRC pumps, with an anticipated lifespan of three years or extra on their seals.
This type of consideration to element, high quality supplies and dependable efficiency tends to arrange us for sticker shock, particularly when it comes with a Made in USA sticker. Nevertheless MRC is actually being aggressive of their pricing with the MRC LP4200 priced at $499 and the MRC MP6100 itemizing for $599.