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Old 03-09-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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FUGE question

i would like to get this URL=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7749432579&rd=1&sspage name=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1]FUGE COMBO[/URL]

i have a 130 gallon tank. this kit comes with a OVERFLOW rated at 1200 gph. it comes with a RETURN PUMP, a RIO HF 12 HYPERFLOW.

my question is, can the pump handle the OVERFLOW rating of 1200 gph? as the RETURN PUMP is only rated 750 gph?

also if there are any kind souls who have had the same kit, if you could please tell me if its worth the buy? or if i am just wasting money.

reason im getting the kit is because it seems to have everything i still need. though im not sure how the SKIMMER will perform but im hoping its something i can use for a start and probably upgrade in the future.

thanks a lot for you inputs.

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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I would go with a better pump. The HF12 will do 700 gph at 0' head. You'd probably be doing 400-500 gph after the head pressure going to the main tank. You always want a pump that maxs under the overflow rating.

Check out danner mag pumps

Supreme Mag-Drive Pumps for Ponds and Aquariums

Head Feet 0 2 4 6 8 10 Max ht Watts

Mag Drive #9.5 Flow (gph) 950 900 800 720 600 400 15' 93
Mag Drive #12 Flow (gph) 1200 1150 1100 910 700 600 15' 110
Mag Drive #18 Flow (gph) 1800 1610 1350 1100 1000 900 22' 145
Mag Drive #24 Flow (gph) 2400 2200 1900 1700 1500 22' 265
Mag Drive #36 Flow (gph) 3600 3300 2900 2700 2500 24' 360

Mag Drive 18 looks like a good choice but might have just a little too much flow at 4' head. You could always add a t section with a ball valve to release any pressure and have it return to the sump if its too fast. Depends on your tubing and head height.

You can get a jebo look alike cpr 1200 gph for 35-40 bucks. Buy a luftpump for 10 and a nice return pump and you are set. I've never had a problem with the jebo cpr like overflow when using a luft pump.
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