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Old 10-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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When the water has to travel to the display tank. 90degree elbows, so many feet straight up all adds into head loss. I'm going with a mag 7 I wanted a mag 9 but the owner of my lfs recommend the 7 for what I was doing.dr foster and smith has good info on pumps and stuff.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #12
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Ok. What is head loss when referring to pumps?
Id get a big pump and put a valve to dial down if needed
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #13
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Ok thanks! Hopefully I can get the sump finished this weekend. Would two 1400 korails would be a good amount of flow for 75 gallon? Also I'm thinking about using BRS dry rock and seeding it with a small piece of live rock.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #14
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Ok thanks! Hopefully I can get the sump finished this weekend. Would two 1400 korails would be a good amount of flow for 75 gallon? Also I'm thinking about using BRS dry rock and seeding it with a small piece of live rock.
For flow 30-50 times the water volume
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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I have two 1050 and there's plenty of flow for 75
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #16
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Has anybody used BRS dry rock?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #17
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So I ended up going with the 20L for the sump. Any recommendations for the skimmer?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #18
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Reef octopus. They are amazing. I got one for my 55 reef and 20 long sump rated at 150 gallons, since you roughly want to double the size of your tank. The manufacturer said that it was too big and wouldn't pull anything out of the water. Got it tuned in and it is great. Crystal clear water.

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That's the one I was thinking about getting. Does it fit good in the sump? I was looking at the footprint and I think it was 12.5 * 8.
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I like the corallife skimmers but that's just my opinion. I spent half the price and it has done just as we'll as my old octopus did.
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