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Old 11-01-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Advice for new 130 Gallon Aquarium

Please bear with me. This is my first foray into the world of saltwater. I just bought a new 130 gallon non-reef aquarium with an older Oceanic 150 trickle filter (11 gallon sump). The aquarium is not drilled and I do not want to have it drilled. I have been looking at the CPR overflow boxes but I do not know what size to buy. Is it better to buy bigger (1400 gph) and slow the flow rate or buy a smaller overflow box (600-800 gph)? Also, I would like to know your thoughts on pumps and what size I would need.
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I'd go for the bigger one. You always want your overflow to outperform the return pump under any circumstance, otherwise you end up with a wet floor

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Howdy. Although I'm not one knowledgeable enuf to give answers to your questions, I still wouldn't miss the opportunity to welcome you to AA.

I'd also suggest some reading. Robert Fenner's Conscientious Marine Aquarist is a good start - especially before you go too far w/purchases.

Good luck!

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