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Old 03-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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The 1050s are powerheads and don't have anything to do with the GPH for your sump's return pump. It revolves around the overflow and the GPH of the pump. You don't want more than the overflow can handle or it'll go dry. You don't want to little either.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #12
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So is it a trial and error thing, I will draw a pic and post as well
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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Here would be the plan if I made it.... Would I need an overflow on it or just a pipe into the system
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The overflow is for on an undrilled tank, not on the sump.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #15
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How do you determine return pump size?
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #17
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I used one additional baffle in my 40 gallon sump. I made it so that if my skimmer produced microbubbles, they would have to go over/under/over baffles to get through the refugium and to the return pump. Here is my drawing. It is exactly how I built it.


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Old 03-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #18
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Yeah, that is a great idea, I'll price everything and try to price it with mistakes in mind to... About 150 if I make some mistakes right?
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:03 PM   #19
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With a 75 you'll have a 1" bulkhead that's capable of 800 gph. I have a mag 9.5 tuned down with 3' of head pressure and it's perfect. If I was you I'd get something around 6-700 gph at 0 head pressure
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #20
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I just built my sump it was super easy just cut your plexi to the size you want and silicon it in place check your flow and install under your tank.
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