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Old 10-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello! So I am making the switch from freshwater to saltwater. I have a 75 gallon aquarium. Should I use a 20 long or something larger for the sump? I would like to have a refugium and my skimmer in the sump. I will be using an overflow box. What should my gph be for the overflow and the return?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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20 long is what I.used on my 75...works great. Is this going to be a reef tank? What size overflow are u going to buy ? That will dictate pump size needed ..
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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I am gonna do fowlr for a while but i do want to start a reef. For the overflow im not quite sure what i should get. I've heard that you don't want a lot of flow going through the sump. Is this correct?
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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20L is ok for a sump, but if you can fit larger, I would. I use a 40g for my sump and it has alot of room for skimmer, fuge, reactor....etc. In Saltwater, bigger is always better.
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Ok. I built a new stand so i would have more room underneath! Would a 800 gph overflow work?
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800gph would be great ..
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #7
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Would a Ehieim 1260 work with the 800 gph overflow?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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Would a Ehieim 1260 work with the 800 gph overflow?
Pump cant be rated higher than overflow but also try and get close as you can correct you dont want to much flow thru sump 800gph sounds about right to much flow wont allow protien skimmer to work efficiently also macro wont pull as much nutrient out heres a pic of my sump it allows control over flow thru fugi
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Check out life reef .com for over flow
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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Ok. What is head loss when referring to pumps?
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