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Old 05-30-2016, 05:58 AM   #1
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55G Saltwater Tank Setup

I have a beautiful 55 gallon rimless tank I'm going to be upgrading to from my 29G tank.

There are some things I've been considering. I am thinking I'd probably like to go with a sump but I'm definitely not drilling the tank.

So I think I'm going to go with the CPR brand for the overflow box as it has the backup pump. I think I will also go with the Jebao DC series for the return pump.

My question is - do I go with:

1) CPR CS50 overflow at 300 GPH with the Jebao DC1200 up to 315 GPH

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2) CPR CS100 overflow at 800 GPH with the Jebao DC3000 up to 790 GPH

What do you think? I'm completely green when it comes to sumps lol. Thanks! Appreciate it.


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I like the second one with more flow. I`m not familiar with that brand overflow box as I had eshops brand. Spelling might not be right. But I like the flow.
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The second will be better. Always more flow, to include in and out of the sump. With that said, you will want a larger return pump. You want the return to have a larger GPH than the overflow. This will allow you to use a ball or gate valve after the return pump so you can ensure they match perfectly. This will also lengthen the life of the pump itself.
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I have the Jebao DC6000 on my 50 and run it at level "5" out of "6" and two rather strong power heads for circulation/flow, so a DC3000 is certainly not big enough.

The nice thing about the DC pumps is being able to adjust the speed, even if it is by pre-sets.
So far I have been extremely happy with mine, so I think you picked the right brand for good performance/price point, you just want one with more oomph!
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