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Old 07-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #91
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Yeah it is lol. I'm gonna get a less powerful one at some point so I don't have to throttle so much back. I also have the 2 koralia 1400's running too.

I think I got flow down HAHA
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #92
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Think? Lol you got enough flow down for 2 tanks
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Yeah the overflow should be rated higher than your pump, that your pump cant overfill your tank and the overflow will only be able to pull as much as the pump puts in
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I had it backwards then, and way too high. Carey, 700 overflow, and 550 pump then?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:22 AM   #95
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I'd aim for the pump a bit more than the overlow, you'll need to account for head height which makes the pump not actually pump as much stated since it has to go a distance.

I'm so not an expert on this stuff, I just did my first sump recently.
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Grrr, lol. Looks like its back to google for more research
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Also, for my refugium setup, if I'm correct, I need an oveerflow that can handle 550 gph, and a return pump of 1100 gph for a standard 55 Fallon aquarium?
Right?
i will go with the idea...u are right to calculate the headloss...if u are afraid it was more than enough,u can do a 'tee' return back to sump with a check valve for it...this could be help....
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halfmoon, you most def need a return pump thats rated higher than your overflow. the reason for this is, just like Carey mentioned, you have headloss, the higher up a return pump has to pump the water, the lower the rating due to the weight of more water pushing back on the pump. there is a specific calculation for headloss..i however dont have it. but id think that a 700-800gph return pump should be around 500-550gph after a 4 ft lift..
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Here's alist for one type of pump and its headloss chart
Look in the secrsiption on the left and scroll down. That should give you an idea about headloss.

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haha the 32 puts out 1920gph at 1 ft....thats intense
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