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Old 04-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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For a 20 gal. sump set up with a 50 gal. tank, should I get a mag 5, or a mag 7 pump? my head height is 53"...
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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A MAG 7, it will give you about 460-475 GPH @ 4 ft head height. What is your overflow rated at? That will determine if the MAG 7 will work or not.

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Old 04-21-2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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i dont have an overflow box yet im waiting so i can buy all of my sump supplies all at once....
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50 Gal. Oceanic Tank w/ Stand
2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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Mag 7 will be fine. A Mag9.5 would be fine aswell as long as you sized your overflow to fit the flow fo the pump.
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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okay...im buying the supplies for the sump online...good idea?? or will there be better prices at a LFS?
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50 Gal. Oceanic Tank w/ Stand
2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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okay...im buying the supplies for the sump online...good idea?? or will there be better prices at a LFS?
Most likely online but it won't hurt to check and compare. You should decide on which overflow you're going to get the before you buy the pump though, it will make your pump decision a bit easier.

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Old 04-22-2005, 11:35 AM   #7
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yeah I am im shopping around online right now and when I get back from vaca. i will buy everything....
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2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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