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Old 12-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Question Quick sump help

So I'm putting together the stuff for my sump. About to order but have no clue what I need in terms of piping/tubing. Here are my items.

Rio 10HF HyperFlow Water Pump - 660 GPH

Aqueon 34500 ProFlex Sump Model 1, 44-55-Gallon

CS50 Siphon Overflow

TOM Aquarium Aqua Lifter Pump 3.5gph flow rate to 30 inches height

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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Looks right to me. You might need a ball valve on the return. The overflow is only 300gph but there will be head loss on the pump putting it down to, I would only guess here, but about 500gph sounds right. otherwise it sounds good.
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Thanks. Didn't know about the ball valve....look into it. Just can't figure out what width of tubing I need. Can't find a diameter of the return on the pump.
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Maximum head - 7.5 foot. Output tubing size - 3/4 inch
From the item description
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i would skip the rio and go with a quiet one 3000 or a mag drive 7. they are much better pumps. i've had plenty of those rio's quit on me prematurely.
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19mm. Found it. Either way, order placed. Tad to late on the pump info, but should be ok for the time being. Just a start.
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check in the pump technical info before you get any pipework,although it may have a 19mm outlet some pumps need that to be enlarged for the stated gph
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Ill be looking into that when I get it in my hands.
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Lowes/home depot have all the plumbing supplies way cheaper than a LFS.

Please return or sell the RIO and get a Quiet One. Rios are absolute garbage.
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