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Old 02-24-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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How much overflow?

Yet another post in my planning stage of my upgraded reef tank...

What's the "best" overflow rate for a tank? Or, it is governed by the items in the sump (skimmer, etc)? I plan on doing a BeanAnimal overflow, if that matters...(which I don't think it does).

It's the return pump that determines the rate of overflow, taking into account head pressure, correct? Am I correct in my thought that a return pump rated at X gph for Y ft of head pressure is good for a skimmer requiring < X gph flow? Or is there a safety margin to take into account?
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef. I also have two 5 gallon fresh
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flow, overflow

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