Originally Posted by coffeetwitch
Hey carey. What system would be best, berlin, wet/dry, or refugium on my flowlr 55, can u recomend brands and what i may need?
Flow rate sugestions?
Alot depends on your future plans in my opinion. If you are def gonna stay FOWLR
my pick would be berlin or wetdry. If you see yourself one day keeping corals and/or creatures that feed on pods
, I would vote refugium all the way.
From what i've read and researched I think about 600gph would be a good place to start as far as overflow. The return pump should be rated for a bit more than that to account for the head loss ( the sitance the water has to travel from the pump to outlet).
ie: I have a 1200 gph
dual overflow. I have a 1500 gph
rated return pump with a ball valve installed that I picked up at home depot. I can tone back the pump if need be quite easily.
hope that was a bit helpful. I'm certainly no sump expert but I do have the stuff I've read still in my mind. lol