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Old 06-27-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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pump question

I am setting up my 125 (or 150), depends on whether I trust the caculator or not. . anyway, I want to make my 29 gal a sump. I have an overflow coming, and I would like to know how I figure out what size pump to get. I am planning on going with the maxijet, but don't know how to figure out just which one to get, I can tell that it's going to have to push water about 5 to 6 ft straight up. TIA
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How much water can your overflow drain to your sump? If you know that plus how high the pump will have to push the water we can help you figure out the best sized pump.
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Don't have the overflow yet. When it gets here it won't have any paperwork either. How can i find this out?
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well ya average tube overflow can handle like 700 gph mabe 800 but the biggest maxi-jet ive seen is a 1200 which at a 4' head will only give you mabe 50 gph so that wouldnt do you any good !! ya need a mag 7 or 9.5 would be better
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:03 PM   #5
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gph/size of pump = less than the gph of the overflow. Could use more than one overflow also.

If you pump more than the overflow can handle then water on the floor.

I was to scared to use an overflow so got a drilled tank, figured it was overstocker proof
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what is the size of the overflow tube? That will determine the size pump you need
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Actually the mag 9.5 was what I was looking at.
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running two overflows together imo is a bad idea !! it be to hard to keep them flowing together !! your better to buy a duel over flow save ya a head ache !! one tube over flow will be fine !! i have one and i use a mag 9.5 with out any issues
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ive only seen one size tube for over flows !! think they are 1" could be wrong but they standard size for the most part
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what is the size of the overflow tube

I don't have the overflow yet so I can't answer that.
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