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Leaning toward the Aquastream XT

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I'm leaning toward the Aquastream XT, especially for use with the Aquaero controller. I understand it pumps as much as a D5 (on full power), but is known for being quiet. It has fancy controller logic and sensors built in.

Any other news I should be aware of? Anyone here using it?

And, is there a reservoir that fits directly onto it? I like the idea of saving some tube length and putting the whole thing on the bottom of the case.
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It isn't a very strong pump. Extremely reliable but doesn't have the pressure. Martin just did a review of it a few weeks back.

http://martinsliquidlab.org/2011/10/...ream-xt-ultra/
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Thanks for the pointer to the review.

It summarizes the testing: "It’s a fairly pressure oriented and linear type of response that on an average restriction system falls somewhere between a Laing D5 setting 5 and setting 4. While it may not be the most powerful pump, it does do better than the Laing D5 series in electrical efficiency."
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Just swapped mine out for the mcp35x, it was struggling to do 2.5lpm. In comparison the mcp35x does 3.5lpm with the very same loop. It has great features though.
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Planning to part with it?

That matches the curves in the review; the 35x is the most powerful of the ones shown.
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