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Old 09-26-2011, 01:17 AM   #1541
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Flexpvc.com ha a flow chart that will show you what you can get out of the different diameters of pipe
i have them bookmarked. but i was reading threads on diy overflows that conflicted with those statements and data charts that the website offers.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:22 AM   #1542
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Somewhere I once read that you only need 5 times your aquarium volume per hour through your sump, the rest of the flow can be made up with powerheads or closed loop. So 5 times 75 is 375 gph right? That's so that your protien skimmer or media reactors have time to process the water.... of course this may or may not be true. But it was something that stuck in my head once.

given that my system volume will be around 90ish gallons. 5 times would be 450. so if i remember right a mag drive 7 would work. and if we say that a 1" pvc overflow can flow 600gph, i keep seeing that number over and over again. i should be good.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:26 AM   #1543
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I have a marineland 150 with built in overflows, the bulkheads that came with it were for 1" and each overflow was rated for 700gph
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #1544
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yeah its weird how those are rated for one thing but you diy and nobody has actual working numbers. some say they can flow 950 in 3/4inch pipe. other say they have a hard time flowing 400 with 1.5, thats a good sized tank. man i want a big tank. ha still have to get this one done all the way and my 40 finished before i should think about bigger. sweety pie says we are on hold. she wants a couch again, hard to do when there is no floor space.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:33 AM   #1545
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yeah and carey's is a 1"overflow pipe and a 3/4 return line on her 90g reef ready that she may have a stand for by now.
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What pump is she using?
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Maybe you should build her a fish tank couch, that would be sweet!
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idk. i dont think she has one yet. i should ask shouldnt i?

i was close, a mag 7 pushes 475 at 4'
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Maybe you should build her a fish tank couch, that would be sweet!
hahaha or a tank house, that would work better. man this mts is crazy.
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Fish tank house lol! Now there is an idea, I guess go big or go home right.
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ha and this case home would be big, win win!
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