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Old 02-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #11
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or is this too much for my size tank? sorry I am really confused with this overflow stuff and the gph's i need.
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:24 PM   #12
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You will need to calculate head pressure. A 700 gph pump will be able to pump around 500 gph or so 3' up into your tank... but it all depends on what kind of tubing you get, diameter, and how many angles you put into it. A ball valve on the exhaust end will do you wonders... just make sure you don't put it on the intake side.
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so I am ok with what I am planning right. I don't mind making small adjustments I just want to make sure I have the right equipment
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Thanks for the advice. What do you think about the gph situation would a 600 gph overflow work with a 700 gph return pump?
It should be fine as you are going to lose some flow due to head pressure, pipe friction, and fitting restrictions. A Mag 7 is rated at 480gph @ 4' and this doesn't take other restrictions into consideration. Here's a page on my site that will give you info on various pumps and their performance:
http://www.captiveraisedcorals.com/pumpspecs.htm
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good to know I am doing ok then. thank you very much.
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so would I be better off with a 500 gph overflow since the return pump might be a little over 4' below
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500 or 600 is fine... it really depends on the diameter of tube that drains water down to the sump. A simple ball valve will help you out on the exhaust end of the pump.
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