Hi, Ive been trying to plumb a refugium and sump to my 55 SW
display tank and have been having a hard time. Try not to laugh but I have all the pipes and things connected great but my problem is that I went in with the idea that all three tanks should have a pump going into the next one and its been killing me trying to get correct flow rates cuz in the end one tank is filling up too much. I went to a LFS
and they said that was not the way to go, to use gravity for the first two and then one pump for the sump to the main.
Right now The circulation is Display, Refugium, Sump and all are in order of height too. I also just bought a quiet one 3000 which will give me around 400 gph
at 6 feet head.
Ive already had a few ideas from the internet and thinking about the system I have setup by possibly just syphoning towards the surface but I want an effective system that will last.
I looked at this and it seems good but he says that the GPH
rate will be low.
any ideas?? those prefilter boxes look good but they are expensive and I cant afford one for display and refugium too.