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Old 08-05-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Bulkheads

How many bulkhead will i need and what size is the ideal for my 8ft long tank 140g i think. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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depends what flow rate you're aiming for, and wat purpous you're using your sump for.

some people go with a coast to coats overflow which generally uses 3 1-2 inch overflows. coast to coast are genereally the best type to use as it skims the entire surface of the water so that the organics slick can all be drained.

a 1 inch gravity feed overflow can generally do 600gph and a 2 inch can do 2400 gph.

it is best to have atleast two overflows just incase one clogs up with algaes or dead fish.

Pipe Sizing Charts and Flow Rates)

heres a good arctical on flow rates in overflows
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Thanks a lot. Got to do my homework now.
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