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Old 06-06-2010, 01:44 AM   #11
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Awesome link Kev!
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Thanks. That link helped me a lot..
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I've been considering a sump and have decided to do one but need to put it next to my tank. No room in the cabinet. I think I might buy this overflow: Octopus Siphon Overflow Box OB-300S
I just need to know how you workout the GPH of the return.
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You wouldn't need a very large or expensive pump, considering the water will have almost no vertical height to travel. Just the length across from the sump to the tank.
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That's what I thought too. Should be a cheap enterprise hopefully.
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you would have to size the pump according to the overflow box. i haven't seen one of those octopus models used, but with that piece of tubing sticking out of the top i think it's built to utilize an aqualifter pump like cpr overflow boxes do.
if it's built to work like a regular J tube overflow, you have to use a pump that is equal to the GPH rating of the overflow box, otherwise you will lose siphon.
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Ok thanks Doug. I'll checkout the box when I get it.
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