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Old 01-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #11
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Ok I always put an airstone in there and I have my old hood with my power compacts on it that I put on top of it. What about the return pump size?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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remind me of the display tank size, but I think anywhere around 6-10 times the volume of the display tank is normal
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #13
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It's a 29 gallon display. 10 gallon sump and I'm using 1 inch PVC for my overflow. It's not drilled it's the U shaped overflow with the check valve. Any return pumps in particular?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:43 PM   #14
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I run quiet one brand pumps on two of my tanks with no issues and they do live up to their name
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #15
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Ok. How many gph one should I get. I've been trying to figure this out myself and I cant.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #16
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I was thinking about this pump. The 740 GPH pump would it be enough GPH for 1 inch PVC
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 PM   #17
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http://m.petco.com/product/116657/Hy...ater-Pump.aspx
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:17 AM   #18
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the pump sounds good, if the 1" is on the drain line it should be fine because the 740gph that they list is unrestricted flow add in the restrictions of your plumbing and the head loss of pumping back up to the tank you'll flow realisticly in the neighborhood of @ 550gph, I would also hard plumb the return line as I found I get much better flow from my pump than when I had it running with flexible hose
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:21 PM   #19
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So I'll just use PVC straight off the pump. I get PVC for free anyway so it doesnt matter
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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sounds good
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