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Old 12-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Upgrade to a 55

Hello all, I am planning to upgrade my 30 to a 55 and don't know if I should use the same 10 gallon sump tank or if I should use the emptied 30 gallon tank for the sump on the new tank?!?!
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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can never go wrong with a bigger sump, I personally would use the 30g as a asump
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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That was my original plan. I was planning out my course of action moving things over and was thinking about how to make the modifications to the 30 after I empty it and figured I could just use the 10 temporarily..... Then wondered about just keeping the 10.... So I think I'll just plan on using the 10 until I can make the modifications..... What size return pump would be optimal for a 55 with a 30 gallon sump?!?! I want as much flow as possible without stirring up my sand..... Any recommendations with this?
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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if you have room, you could setup the 30 and 10 together and make a 40 sump

normally return pumps.... you should look at around 10x the amount of volume of water. eg 55g = 550 gph pump.
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Yes, that would be the best! I just don't have the room..... Plus I'm afraid I'm pushing my luck with my wife already!!! Haha
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If your going with a bigger sump I would go with a 75 gal. its the same length as the 55 only wider I think you'll be happier with the better options for setups
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
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lol the sump would be bigger than the tank.

you will never have filtration problems again
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #8
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I would like to go with a 75..... But I already have the 55.... If I can find a 75 cheap enough before I change out I may do that, but right now I'm kinda just going with what I got.
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Thats Kool, just a thought if you upgrade in the future you could also consider a 90 same length as the 55.
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