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Old 11-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #301
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It's still the same amount moving through the sump.... Idk. I don't really think it would be horrible but if it were me I would just put a ball valve on and throttle the pump back a bit. Jmo
Which would normally work for me but throttling a 2400 gph pump enough to not cause problems is prob gonna burn up the pump itself. Idk i am feeding 2 separate returns that each have 2 line lock jet nozzles. So thats 4 nozzles feeding from one return pump.
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Forgot the pics last night... Whoops
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #303
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The drain lines are not permanent. They will be hardlined in as well. The extended piece on the t that comes out over the refugium isnt going to be there either, ill run 2 45's to bring the line from the pump over to the t.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #304
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Well u usually want 5-10x overturn through the sump.... So I would say yeah too much.
i think standardized flow through the sump is outdated.

here is why:

the sump is a place for filtration. commonly a skimmer and live rock, even a refugium. first point is the skimmer. if you are blasting more flow through the sump than the skimmer can cycle through its self, whats the point? live rock doesnt care how much flow you have. refugiums are often a place for macro and pods. pods dont need killer flow either nor does macro.

im not saying this method doesnt work. it has for years. i just think some of the standards need to be updated as tech and practices do.
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Im sure that my skimmer can handle some serious flow. Only 2 reasons im contemplating a mag 24 pump is because we have one at work that weve used on and off for utility duties over the past 1.5-2 years and i can get a killer deal. Plus i only have 2 koralia 750's for powerheads. If i run a mag 24 return pump, thatll be roughly 500-525 gph to each nozzle, or 1000-1050 gph to each side. That would give me a grand total of 3600 gph or 28.8x turnover... Which to me sounds amazing considering the first time around i was only at 900-1000 gph total (which isnt even 10x) i feel as though 29x turnover should help to curtail any excessive algae issues
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you could make it a closed loop. just a thought anyway.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #307
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If the flow for the mag 24 is too much you can get a longer hose so that the gph decreases because of headloss.
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sure,

plumb an out from the tank to the in of the mag 24 and then the out of the mag to the in of the tank. mag drives are submersible or external pumps. so you have options.

you still have a return pump for your sump. just not the mag 24.

it was just a thought. you only have so many holes pre-drilled in your tank. so really how you use them is up to you. because im running a herbie style overflow with my tank i had to run the return over the back of the tank with pvc. i dont mind the look but some may. if i was smart i would have had a hole drilled for a bulkhead before i put fish and water in it.
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Yeah plumbing a return line up the back wont work because my stand is reinforced to the wall, so short of draining thw tank, moving it, installing the return line, theres no way i can plumb it. Kinda upset because thats something i wouldve prob done had it come up earlier
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