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Old 08-11-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Sump Question

Hi, i am planning on making a sump for my 29 gallon FOWLR tank. i recently bought a 15 gallon high tank for the sump. i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what size overflow & pump i should use for this size tank? I was also planning on putting live rock in the sump and was wondering if it is necessary to have lighting for the rock. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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id go with a mag5 or even better a 7
use a u tube overflow
i would add a grow light from homedepot and grow some macros in your sump as well
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, scuba_steve. If I get the mag5 then i would need an overflow that was atleast 500gph right?
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:01 PM   #4
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yea any single tube overflow will flip the bill for such pump dodge the cpr models though
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where can you get a u-tube overflow online? Haven't been able to find any except the stupid c tubes .
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or ebay but if ya like me i dont trust buying ebay items just me i guess
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:39 PM   #8
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Keep in mind a mag5 will not pump 500 gph at a 4' head height. Not sure how far your pumping but a mag7 might be better depending on your needs.
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