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As the title implies, I'm looking for a good submerseble pump to run a DIY sump. I'm looking for something that can do between 300-400gph with four feet head. The best I can seem to find is the pentair quietone 2200, which cheapest I can find it is $50 (+$10 shipping).

However, I've got the option to get myself a fluval 404 for $85, and it seems like it would be less work and possibly less money since after the piping and containers and media, the sump will probably run me between $80-100. So, any thoughts opinions?

For the record, this is for a 55g tank sporting 2 young texas cichlids(1.5-2"), a redeye pleco (3") and a green terror(2"). The sump I was going for is/was a 12-15g rubbermaid with a plastic storage drawer full of pot scrubbers, connected using a pvc overflow.
 

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The 404 will run that tank fine. However there are numerous benefits to a sump over a canister that I won't list here as they are in this forum in lots of other posts. I have been building my own sumps for sometime and that pricetag for the pump seems pretty realistic to me.
 

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I just bought a pump from Catalina Aquarium HERE. Very affordable, their CA1200 seems close to your GPH @ $26 but search around in "Aqua Pumps" section.
Unfortunately I just got it Monday and haven't tried it out yet, still working on my Tank / Stand / Sump set-up. So I can't tell you anything on noise or reliability yet.... :roll:
 
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