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Old 10-10-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Running 2 sumps, OK?

I currently have a 55 gallon setup and I bought a used 90 Gallon from someone that included a sump and a Magnum 350. So now I have 2 sumps and was wonder if it is possible to run 2 sumps/2 Overflows simultaneously. My guess is that the overflows would have to be almost exactly even or else one sump would get all the overflow.

I guess I am planning on using the 2 sumps and the Magnum 350 together.

Initially my plans are to run FOWLR but starting a reef is very interesting to me so I may get rid of my Trigger and Puffer. I love the Green Mandarins and may consider starting a refugium. Maybe I could turn one of the sumps into a refugium?

Anyone have any comments/ideas/suggestions?

Any help or advice is appreciated!
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Old 10-11-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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You could plumb the sumps together.. it might be a pain though.. adjusting it will be a pain.. Another issue: the smallest hang on overflows Ive seen are rated for 300gph, you might have problems keeping them both primed with only 350 gph from the magnium.. HTH
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You'd be better off, unless you have one already, to use the smaller one for a QT tank. A fuge is always a great idea. Maybe even a pod farm since you're considering a mandarin which needs lots of LR and plenty of copepods. Good luck!

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Thanks guys....

I was somewhat more concerned about running the 2 overflows simultaneously. I guess I am worried one will get all the flow unless they were exactly the same level. I have 2 pumps also, 1 for each sump.

Does anyone else run 2 overflows? If so is it no big deal and they both get enough flow even if they aren't exactly at the same level?
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