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Gunther Eheim, Eheim founder, is passed away at 93

It ‘s always uncomfortable talking about the death of a person, especially when it was a very important person. And Gunther Eheim, died Saturday, February 2, at the age of 93, was such this peaople, a prominent figure in the aquarium world and beyond.… More:

Eheim pumps 1048, 1250 and 1260: The Total Comparative Test

Let’s start with this article to speak about the numbers resulting from our tests, following the introduction that you can read here: Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared, now we begin to analyze the first pump we had from Eheim, the Eheim 1048.

The technical characteristics of which are:


Return Pumps: tests and real measurements compared

The project of the return pumps is now old and started with the previous article “return pumps: calculating the flow” that I invite you to read, and where I proposed an excel file, downloadable, editable with most of the pumps on the market, which were often recommended as return pumps in the forums and among hobbyists. The file made possible from the data of the pumps and the prevalence of each tank, get a pump flow rate calculated for each individual pump.

Although the file would be updated by anyone, I was always curious to know how pumps would behave in reality as well as declared by individual manufacturers.

During the Zoomark held in Bologna, Italy last year, we decided to contact some companies in the aquarium industry to do a comparative test of the pumps.

Some have enthusiastically joined, in true alphabetical order, Eheim, Tunzeand Sicce, and they have provided the pumps subject of our comprensive test.… More: is the world's leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. We offer a free open forum and reef related news and data to better educate aquarists and further our goals of sustainable reef management.