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Old 06-29-2004, 11:51 AM   #11
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No problem, just put it to good use. Shipping is on me. Post some pics when you get it up and running...Lando
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This filter is rated for aquariums up to 150 gallons, and flow rates of up to 600 gallons per hour.
I found this on google about the pro-clear 150. If the U tube is 1" in diamater and the return line is 1" in size then yes the overflow will support a flow of upward to 600GPH just fine.
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Yep that's it I think, So going with a lift of 5 to 6 feet will the mag 9.5 work for me?
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At 6 ft you might be ok with a mag 9.5 but based upon the following table I would be sceptical.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pCatId=4590

A mag 7 would put you in the safe range for sure. If you went with a mag 9.5 a ball valve on the return side would be a good thing so you can throttle the flow if need be.
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So a mag 7 instead of a 9.5 ok. Thanks
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I have a lift of a little over 4 ft with one 90 degree angle at the top and the Mag 7 does great for me. It has enought force to create a very nice current in the tank as well.
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So if I use a mag 7, then do I still need the powerheads? or can I make my tank look really good with just the overflow in it?
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I have a 72 gal. BF and I think that the current from the output from my sump would be enouh, but I do have a power sweep (whatever the biggest model is) also creating a moving current. I know the reviews on the power sweepa re mixed, but I have had two and no problems with either. I figure that for about $30 if it craps out after a year or two, I got my money's worth.
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I also have a powersweep and it's blowing water out all around the "pivitor" or what ever you want to call it. The overflow I'm gonna be using has a "swivel" head? does it move while discharging the water?
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I do not think the overflow return rotates, but I have never seen it in action so I am not sure.
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