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Old 03-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #41
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Ya that's more then enough, you don't have to get all the required flow just from your return. That's what circulation pumps are for .
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #42
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Awesome i might be getting a sump and some pumps from a guy thats interested in my 90 gallon, might ask for a few hundo on top as its a complete frwshwater setup right now. Then ill buy a new tank and be set if it doesnt sell within the week ill be purchasing my overflow kit on friday from glass holes
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #43
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So for my 55 gallon tank would a 20 gallon tank be good enough for the sump? And also what would I need to get for it?
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #44
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So for my 55 gallon tank would a 20 gallon tank be good enough for the sump? And also what would I need to get for it?
With all the information already mentioned in this thread and you still can not figure it out, I suggest you get someone knowledgeable in plumbing to install it for you. Just to summarize, here are the materials you need.

HOB overflow for 60 gal
PVC pipe with ball valve 1 inch (for overflow)
460 gal/hr submersible pump (sump)
PVC pipe 3/4 inch with ball valve (for sump return to DT)
PVC check valve 3/4 inch (installed at pump outlet to prevent back flow when pump is off)
3/4 inch Nozzle at return to DT
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #45
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I understand the plumbing I was trying to get at in the sump. Like a skimmer is that all?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #46
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It can be as much or as little as you want it to be really. That's the pleasures of a sump, it has many different variations to best suit your tank. The standard though would just be a filter sock on the drain pipe, a skimmer in the first chamber followed by a bubble trap then your return chamber and return pump. This is why its best to go as big as you can that way you can start to add more as you go like reactors, ATOs, dosing pumps, etc.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #47
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So how many chambers is needed for a regular sump? Nothing over the top haha
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:07 PM   #48
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Did you checkout Melevs reef. com? Good info.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #49
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Standard sump has three chambers. Intake, refugium, return
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #50
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Ya it's def going to be a project but I'm going to get started as soon as possible. I understand everything just not the return pump very much. Is everything connected to the overflow box?
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