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Old 02-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Sump Questions!

I'm pretty confused on what my tank needs. I have a 75 gallon tank we received from a neighbor. The sump and water return pump are both fried so I'm looking for replacements, but I have no idea where to start. The current sump is Model 5 Utility Pump (115volt AC/60Hz/45watts/8amps. The return pump is a tetra pond 16685. Honestly, I have no idea what any of that means. Please help! Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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that as 0.8amp not 8amps
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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You are not making sense. You said the current sump is a pump. A sump is a tank of water, not a pump. You only need 1 return pump to return water to the display. Gravity will drain it back to the sump.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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New to the SW hobby eh? A few pictures of your "sump" will help us a lot
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Lol. YES, completely new. So, after doing more reading, I've figured out what I was talking about was my return pump and the pump for the protein skimmer. I've decided on a new return pump, but still not sure what to do about the protein skimmer pump. There are so many things to know, huh? Any suggestions for a skimmer pump?
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I would suggest using the same pump it came with. What brand skimmer is it? Can you take a picture of what you have?
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