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Old 10-05-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Help sump/fuge for 25g reef

Ive built a 5.5g sump/refugium for my 25g reef tank and i need advice for plumbing and flow rate. One option is to have a 200 gph overflow and a mag drive 750 (225 gph with my 9' of head). Other option is 2 200 gph overflows and a mag drive 950 (500 with the head). In both options i have the return line t'd off with a valved line coming back to the sump to lower gph coming into display if necessary. Would 350/400 gph be toomuch flow through the refugium? Would the first option be better and add a powerhead to the display to increase it's flow without having to increase the flow through the sump/fuge? This is my first sump/ fuge so advice and suggestions appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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A 5 gallon sump really is not going to do much for you. What do you plan on doing with it? Also that is a lot of flow through a 5 gall sump. You want more like 150 to 200 I would imagine.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Its bigger than a hang on the back refugium and fits all my equipment?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Well in the event of just using it to house equipment then it dose not matter for flow I was thing of a fuge type of sump. For that you want a slow flow
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:02 PM   #5
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Oh how much flow do you recomend for a refugium cuz the fuge chamber is in the middle of the sump
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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Around 200gph slow is better for a fuge.
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depends on what your putting in the fuge,if you just use chaeto then the high flow is fine
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