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Old 03-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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55 gallon bulkhead question

hello all, this is my first post in the forum so stay with me here. i currently have a 20 gallon long fowlr. looking to turn my 55 gallon cichlid tank into a reef. i would like to drill the tank for bulkheads and returns. i would like a bulkhead on the left and right side draining into a 20 gallon long sump with the return drilled into the center with a flexible y output. my question is what size bulkheads would be sufficient and what size return pump would go with that. thanks for all the help!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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You may want to start here. Glass-Holes.com dope aquarium stuff bulkheads will depend on how much flow your after
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im not sure as to how much flow would be necessary. mainly for softies or some lower light hard corals.
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1/2" return line. 3/4" or 1" drains.
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awesome thanks!! thats what i have been after is just a direct answer. to many options otherwise.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Most pumps for that size tank will use a 1/2" output. And tbh i think you may want to opt for 1" lines. Makes it easier to handle clogs etc.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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Check out the mag 7 that would work for one return 1/2". Two return would need to be spilt with larger pump more power used and possible loud. IMO one return would be fine.
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