I am planning on adding a sump to my 55gal in the near future, I really like the idea of the added water volume and keeping inverts my puffer would normally eat. I would also like to add corals eventually so I figure a sump is a good place to start. I currently have 2 HOB
filters and canister filter with a total filtering capacity of about 800 gph
. Is that enough flow through my tank?
I really hate my canister it’s a pain in the butt to clean and Im pretty sure it’s keeping my nitrates high also don’t like my HOBs down spouts. So Im getting ready to get this sump on the road.
How many gph
’s would I need for the return pump to keep enough flow in my tank? Would I need one that does 800gph? I have a koralia 750 gph
powerhead that I am planning on adding and a HOB
skimmer. I was planning on having only 3 compartments in my sump; in, fuge and return, since my skimmer is an HOB