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Old 06-03-2005, 03:42 PM   #11
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fishfreek and melonie, I really appreciate all of your concern, but have already done my homework on the pumping subject. I have a 29 gallon tank and am shooting for a turnover of 7 to 10 per hour (at least 200 gph). Measuring from the estimated water surface level of the sump to the surface level of the main tank, I will have a head of 2.5 to 3 feet. (I know most people measure from the bottom of the sump, but this is one of those common misconceptions that errors on the side of safety).

Oh, and anyway, I just ordered a Mag Drive 3 (300gph at 3ft) for $22.50 at petsmart. It's backordered and the price is too good to be true, so I'm keeping all my fingers crossed.
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Dont forget about flow loss due to plumbing fittings. IE 45* and 90* elbows
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Dont forget about flow loss due to plumbing fittings. IE 45* and 90* elbows
One day when I am really bored I will get out my Fluid Mechanics book and remind myself how to calculate these. I'm guessing it will be insignificant. Or it might just match the head from top to bottom of the sump!
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Old 06-04-2005, 11:09 PM   #14
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Cheap Mag Pumps!!!
http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1116963248849
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8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

KUDOS REV!!!! *buys NOW*
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%#@$!@#$!!!

Backordered.
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Tried to order... it's on clearance... it won't even let me log in to order.
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Dont try to log in, just go to "place order without account."
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:08 AM   #20
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Muahahaha... the situation has been remedied. Looks like I just upgraded to a mag 12 for my tank... **goes off to buy extra returns**. SWEET... now I can get rid of a MJ1200 in my tank and use it as an auto top-off water pump.
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