Tank, Growbeds, and Sump Liner

I just ordered a 300 gallon structural foam tank (by Rubbermaid) and 2 100 gallon structural foam tanks for the growbeds. I also ordered my pond liner for the sump tank. I’m looking at 2 different pumps to use for this really simple setup. Does anyone have any experience with either of these brands?

  • Rio Plus 2500 HP Aqua Pump, 782 GPH by Rio
  • Laguna Max-Flo 600 Waterfall and Filter Pump for Ponds Up to 1200-Gallon by Laguna

They are roughly the same GPH but the Rio is about $20 cheaper than the Laguna. I’ll have about a 3′ rise and the Rio has better flow at that height than the smaller GPH on the Laguna.

Any help is appreciated.


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