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Old 03-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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what kind of pump for a 30 gal tank?

I'm making a sump out of an old 10 gal. tank i have sitting around for my 30 gallon freshwater tank. I was wondering what type of pump to look for, in terms of gph. How much will be enough?

Also, I'm looking to upgrade to a 75 or so gallon tank shortly. Could I use that sump, with the same pump for that tank?
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What equipment will be in your sump? Will you have a fuge in there as well? This'll help determine how much flow you should have.
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Just a bioball filter, going out to the rest of the sump. I might put my heater in it if it will fit. I don't think there's rom for much else.
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Since this is a FW tank, you probably just want a small pump for that. 200ish gph is probably more than sufficient.
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http://www.graystonecreations.com/images/va305.jpg
Submersible water pumps: pond, aquarium, fountain, hydroponic

Would something like this work? it says it's a fountain pump, but it can't be all that different, right?
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Not familiar with that brand, but looks ok
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just make sure you take a look at the max head height... the first few had a maximum head height of 3' i believe... you'll have to make sure you get one that is higher than that or it wont work
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