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Old 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #11
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Okay heres a mock up test, im at about 250 gph total flow. I have barely any flow thru my sump any suggestions? Its more for live rock and cheato no equipment really
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #12
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Personaly I wouldn't have went with half inch i think I loses syphen a lot I use a full inch. It gives you much mor flow rate. But half in will problobly work fine. You could also add another half inch that would keep up with the return pump
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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Its 3/4 intake and 1/2 return, could i use a bigger return pump and open the ball valve on the intake all the way? And use the smaller pump as a circulator for the refugijm? Im thinking use the 285 for the fuge and the 500 for the return?
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #14
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U could keep it how you had it of its 3/4 I also Gould to get much better flow from the pump if you use PVC straight off of it no tubing. But that's only if it fits. But what do you mean you are using that pump in the refugium for cerculation right?
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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I have two pumps, a 280 gph and a 500 gph i need more flow in my refugium so i dont get cyano and bad stuff ect.. Im usingthe 280 to match the 3/4 drain though
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:01 PM   #16
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It doesn't matter if you get cyano in the sump. As long as it's not in the display, you are fine. All you have to worry about is standing water- no flow at all causing the water to stagnate.
That said, if something happens in the tank and that skimmer overflows, you are going to have quite a mess in your house.
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What skimmer?
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The home-made one that drains into the container on the table.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #19
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Still dont know what u mean? I dont have a skimmer?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:00 AM   #20
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The 2100 doesn't have tons of power to make up for head loss. Try the 2500. Same body size but a little bigger motor inside. Remember with low flow you are more prone to algae where stronger flow will blow it off no problem. And no I didn't see a skimmer. A skimmer is the "tool" that makes air bubbles and creates a foam that removes bad things in the water.
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