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Bilge pump choices

I''m getting ready to add a second electric bilgepump to my Kelly Peterson 46. The boat currently has a deep sump w/ a 1500 gph Rule pump in it, leading to a dedicated thru hull w/ seacock. Switch is about 6" above the pump. I''d like to add a small automatic pump next to the big one, to handle day to day drips. What is the best way to handle the outflow? OK to simply put a tee in the existing pump line?

Another bilge pump question? Is there an advantage to the belt driven diaphragm pumps as opposed to the more common centrifugal submerged pumps? They''re much more expensive, but I can''t see a benefit. Thanks for any help.
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