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Old 10-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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Do you typically want as much flow as possible through a sump? Meaning should I just keep it wide open with no flow restrictor on the downpipe, and get a pump rated for 900+ GPH, or should I tune it to say, 700 GPH?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #12
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I like really low flow through my sump and return pump/pipe. Skimmers tend to work better with a low flow ime. I like around 5x DT volume flow through my sump. It's really up to you. If you're getting your tank drilled, I would highly recomend to have 2 overflows (1" each) and a smaller return hole drilled (3/4" or 1/2" depending on what works for you). For a total of 3 holes/bulkheads. This way if one of the overflows gets blocked/clogged, you still have another just in case.
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Ok cool thanks for all your help. I'm gonna hafta figure it out soon, I'll ask questions as they come up!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #14
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How does this deal sound and would it work well with the 1" hole... Found a AGA mega flow 2 sump, with a Mag 7 pump for $100... Would a 700 gph pump be on or should I get bigger?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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I have a mag 9.5 on my 225g reef. A Mag 7 would do just fine in your tank.
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