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Old 12-10-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Add More flow with second pump?

225 gallon tank with Little Giant pump 1140 gph at head height. I have 2 maxijet 1200 and a powerweep 228. Total is 2000. Was thinking about adding one more return pump so each return will be 1140 gph and then the 3 powerheads.

Is it worth it. I seem to have a couple of dead spots . I was also thinking of adding a seaswirl but my tank does not have a lip since it is acrylic.

Thanks in advance for your input. I could add more powerheads but the thought of a second pump (as backup) lets flow continue to one return in case of failure.
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go for it !! it can only help
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, Can I run a tee in the intake part and hook them both up to one bulkhead? I want to keep my last bulkhead open for a refugium.
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dont think one bulk head can handle both pumps ! better to have the bulkheads run thru the fuge then to a sump to pump back to the tank !
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Ok thanks, I am not really sure how a fuge is setup. I just know that my sump (lifereef) has a 2nd bulkhead to hook one up later. Do you have a good reference for how a refugium is set up?
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it basically just another tank thats free of predators ! i have mine set up that my returns run into my sump and another pump pumps water into the fuge !
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:53 PM   #7
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Sorry still confused. Returns from your refugium go back to the sump?
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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yea ! right now i have the main pumps pump to the 125 then back to the sump! then on the other side of the wall i have 2 55 gallon tanks that both dump back into the sump which is on the other side of the wall as well
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Ok thanks I think I understand. How much flows back from the refugium.
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