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Old 06-24-2011, 05:24 PM   #31
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hey thanks for the reply so i got a mag drive 12 for 40 bucks yesterday and its rated for 1200 gph with a 700gph overflow 2 return lines Y'ed off and one T going to my fuge be good or will this overflow the tank

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you'll have to choke the pump back until it puts out the max that the overflow can handle.
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ok cool now my other question for u doug is if they say u want 20x for every gallon in the system any with say my 60 gallons 46 with the tank and about 15 with the sump will 700gph overflow with be good for all corals?
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where are you getting this 20 times thing from? it's not going to benefit corals at all to have more turnover than you need. as i said, if you have a skimmer that has a 300gph pump, and reactors that all have small pumps, add them all up and you'll know how much flow you need through the sump.
i used a quiet one 4000 (1000gph) on my last system. the tank was a 150 gallon. i grew corals just fine.
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i read that 20x was the normal, but i never truly believe what i read . thats why i asked you i know ill get good info from u and the rest of the people here. so im going to use ball valves on all the return lines and the line to the fuge. im going to go with the 700gph overflow box by glass-holes. i should ordered this thing like a week ago but i wasnt sure if i was getting the right size i needed.
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