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Old 01-30-2014, 10:32 AM   #11
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That's a good idea!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:28 PM   #12
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holy heck Greg ... You can tell it's been running a long time by all the salt on the side of the frag tank lol

That's the big algae scrubber. I use a neat digital water meter to know how much water I exchange.
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My sump isn't in the basement, but regarding water changes, I pump out almost my entire sump and then fill it back up to the fill line, where the ATO switch is. No calculating at all.
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Do you have excess premixed salt. Or do you mix just enough?
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I make a 55 gallon drum full, let it mix overnight, then do the change. I usually end up with about 6" in the bottom.
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I use one of these. They are deluxe.

http://flows.com/digital-water-meter...FZRr7AodVgkAug
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What are some pumps I can consider? If we get this house that we are looking at buying. The basement is tall I'm going to be looking at probably 20 feet to be pushing water up to the tank. What are some pumps I can consider? My tank has 2 overflows . It's a 150g
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Basement sumps

It will be a bit expensive running a pump like this, but I would check the Internet for your favorite pump specs, there it spells out maximum head height and flow rates. If you want a 4X flow rate on a 150 gallon, that's 600 gallons per hour at 20'

I use Iwaki pumps and they have run for years.

Cut down the lift height by placing the sump on a stand. That gives you many options for running an additional sump and frag tanks as a secondary loop in the basement.
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I'm leaning into a sps dominated tank. So the more flow the better
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Ya. It will be on a bench type. Probably going to use a 100-200 gallon rubbermaid trough . And wanted to have a fuge tank and frag tanks looped in the system
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