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Old 11-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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gph flow rate...

Anyone know how to calculate the gallon per hour flow rate of the siphon gravel vacuums??
I was planning on using my 11554 Ultra GravelVac® 9" Small, Self-Start w/ Nozzle & Clip as my "overflow" for a DIY sump on my 10 gallon. I can also slow the flow down by packing the nozzle with poly filter media.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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I have no idea but question...how are you doing the DIY sump and how big? We both started 10g nano around the same time so I thought I'd ask.
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There's no conceivable situation where you'd need a sump for a 10G tank. Why are you doing it? Just curious.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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What is the ID of the drain hose? A 1/2 in. id will drain about 420 gph
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I am doing it for the practice at DIY
I realize there is no need for it, but doesn't mean it shouldn't be done... it would add more water volume, filtration and all the same benefits as for a larger tank. Just want to see if I can do it really.
@ Grizz - Thank You
@ KantGetRite - It is a silly mess around for the fun of it DIY, will add about 4 gallons total and really isnt necessary or probably worth the trouble. I do these things just for fun and to see if I can lol
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