Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-08-2004, 06:44 PM   #11
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
A closed loop would be fine and less concern for you once set up. On a 55 gal tank the pump you would need will depend on how many branch's you work into the plumbing and total head calculation. The 950 GPH should actually be fine but I would suggest an alternate manufacturer since this will be considered an inline rather than submerged pump. The Mag 9 might not fair well long term, they tend to get kinda hot without water circulating around them.

I would actually suggest a Little Giant or Quiet One. Less heat issues and also less head loss with the same basic flow rates.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 08:02 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 128
Makes sense. What about to and from the sump, whats a good flow rate for a 55.
__________________

__________________
55g Reef
100 lbs. LR
70 lbs. LS
48" Aqualight Pro
Gen X Mak4 Closed Loop
LPS, SPS, whatever else.....
------------------------
40g Tru-Vu
40 lbs Tonga
40 lbs Sand
T-5 Retro-2x39
SEIO 620
Frags, Fish, Mantis, Whatever
Crawling68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 08:08 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SE KS
Posts: 104
I am working on getting a sump setup on my 55 and I bought a GEN-X Mak 4. I can bet you I will have a lot of flow (~1100GPH at 4ft head).
__________________
flamron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 08:18 PM   #14
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crawling68
What about to and from the sump, whats a good flow rate for a 55.
A closed loop and a sump are two completely different things. If you do a closed loop with a high flow rate and just use the sump to store unsightly equipment, I wouldn't worry about the flow from the sump that much as most will be incorporated by the loop. As long as there is enough flow to keep the main tank properly heated I'd say about 5x GPH should work. You could even set the sump up as a refugium of sorts. It really depends on what (if) you do with the closed loop.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 08:35 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 128
If i put a refugium in the sump, i would definitely want slower flow than 950, as much as i only want to run one pump for all, true. I would think that would be kind of chaotic in the fuge.
__________________
55g Reef
100 lbs. LR
70 lbs. LS
48" Aqualight Pro
Gen X Mak4 Closed Loop
LPS, SPS, whatever else.....
------------------------
40g Tru-Vu
40 lbs Tonga
40 lbs Sand
T-5 Retro-2x39
SEIO 620
Frags, Fish, Mantis, Whatever
Crawling68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 11:39 PM   #16
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
True you don't want a high flow through the fuge. That's why I suggested only about 5x GPH if using the closed loop as your primary circulation.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 12:58 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 128
Quote:
about 5x GPH
Not sure what you mean by this, remember, im new.
__________________
55g Reef
100 lbs. LR
70 lbs. LS
48" Aqualight Pro
Gen X Mak4 Closed Loop
LPS, SPS, whatever else.....
------------------------
40g Tru-Vu
40 lbs Tonga
40 lbs Sand
T-5 Retro-2x39
SEIO 620
Frags, Fish, Mantis, Whatever
Crawling68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 01:19 AM   #18
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
It means a flow rate of 5 times the water volume of the main tank, so basically 500-600 GPH. A Mag 500 or 700 should actually due for a fuge depending on head pressure.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 01:38 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 128
Ok, i think i got it now. Thanks for the tons of info, youve really helped me out
__________________
55g Reef
100 lbs. LR
70 lbs. LS
48" Aqualight Pro
Gen X Mak4 Closed Loop
LPS, SPS, whatever else.....
------------------------
40g Tru-Vu
40 lbs Tonga
40 lbs Sand
T-5 Retro-2x39
SEIO 620
Frags, Fish, Mantis, Whatever
Crawling68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2004, 01:44 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 128
oh yea, forgot one thing. Since the 404 is just going to be used to keep the crap out of the tank, what should i keep in it. Right now its 2 trays of carbon, and 2 trays of bio media.
__________________

__________________
55g Reef
100 lbs. LR
70 lbs. LS
48" Aqualight Pro
Gen X Mak4 Closed Loop
LPS, SPS, whatever else.....
------------------------
40g Tru-Vu
40 lbs Tonga
40 lbs Sand
T-5 Retro-2x39
SEIO 620
Frags, Fish, Mantis, Whatever
Crawling68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pump, sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sump pump artoledo General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 05-31-2007 10:40 PM
Which Sump Pump? Hodges General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 02-26-2007 07:53 PM
Sump pump ? Edmonton Eskimo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 10-20-2004 10:49 AM
Suggestions for a sump pump? Gatorfreak Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-02-2004 12:13 AM
Thought on this pump for my sump??? kidkameleon3 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 07-12-2004 02:54 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.