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Old 07-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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I have 125 reef tank with 30 gal. sump. In tank i have 4 koralias <4800g/h> But my question is how much turnover should i have really from sump? What you guys have? I have Mag 12 but when i mesure it gives me only 480 g/h. I have a lot of elbows and chiller in line. Is 480 enaugh?
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I don't know much about it but I assume it depends on the overflow. I always assumed you could add the two together for a total turnover. Personally, I get about 600 gph from my sump and around 1300 from my ph. Hope that made sense and helped.
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Thanks.Im not concern about my overflows, they can handle lot,lot more, im just asking if that turnover is enaugh for reef tank?
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I don't know much about it but I assume it depends on the overflow. I always assumed you could add the two together for a total turnover. Personally, I get about 600 gph from my sump and around 1300 from my ph. Hope that made sense and helped.
How big is your tank?
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What are you trying to stock? I believe 30 is good for LPS and 50 ish is good for SPS.
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Mine is a 90. I get around 20x turnover.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #7
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Mine is a 90. I get around 20x turnover.
See, counting my Koralias i got 50 times turnover. 4 Koralias give me 4800 g/h. Im asking about sump/fuge turnover. Thats diffrent story... How much flow should go thru skimmer with 298g/h pump, fuge < i have separate ball valve to adjust flow in fuge>, return section?
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The flow rate thru your sump should be 5x-10x your tanks water volume.
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Well there you have it. I just make those numbers with my pump.
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So Im less then 4x. I guess I will have to improve that.
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