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Old 03-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
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3000 gph too much?

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Just a thought... saw a sump that did 3000 gph, was like 40$..
Would there be ANY way to make this work?
I assume it's probably stupid loud...
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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depends on how big of a tank you have. also a 3000 gph pump like that runs about 400 Watts, that being said it would cost about $20 a month. where as a regular 800-900 gph pump only costs about $3-$5 a month to run, and you can make up for the lack of flow with Hydors.
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saw a sump that did 3000 gph
Is that a sump or a pump? Not sure how 1 goes about rating a sump but...

What size tank is this for? In general, you want 5-10x the tanks water volume going thru the sump per hour, so if you have a 300-600g tank, your good to go.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:48 AM   #4
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That would cost $90 a month to operate here in New York.
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:31 PM   #5
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yikes! your power is $0.32 a kilowatt hour?!?!
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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Yep, 32 to 34 cent's a kilowatt hour. Our local geniuses de-regulated our power utilities with the logic being competition is good but neglected to realize Con Ed owns all of the power lines so they no longer produce power, they buy it and charge about $.13 per kilowatt, $.15 delivery charge per kilowatt and numerous taxes make up the rest. It's costing me about $100+ a month to run my 120, if it gets any higher I think I will have to convert it to a Discus tank or just break it down and sell it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:26 PM   #7
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Its NY what do you expect. Wow, didnt know ConEd ran that state too, they are getting us good here in chicago. If customers complain then come the rolling blackouts. Sad how everything has to do with politics.
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Yeah, it really suuuuxxxxxxx.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:57 PM   #9
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Ok getting back to a question on pumps I am doing a 36 gal (+-) tank and looking to do a sump/filter system with it. I have read so many different things on water turn over (10 to 20 x tank volume), what is it for a reef tank with fish? I see ccCapt said 5 to 10 is this right? I also read there is a different consensice between aquarists so anyone doing a reef tank please help.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:27 AM   #10
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ccCapt's number is pretty dead on, 5-10x tank volume should pass through the sump per hour. so in your case it would be 180-360 gallons per hour
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