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Old 11-15-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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10 gallon sump on 55 gallon tank...

Greetings, all. I would like to add a 10 gallon sump to my 55 gallon tank.

I'm looking at a CPR continous siphon overflow, and a Danner Mag-Drive pump.

However, I'm not quite sure how many GPH I need, because I do not know how often I should cycle my water through the sump... I know that I need to be cycling the water at least 3 times per hour through a filter, but I don't know where I reach the point of diminishing returns--where it just becomes silly and a waste of money for the increased flowrate equipment and power to run it.

Any ideas on that, and are my equipment picks OK?


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Branson
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I think a 10 gallon is a little to small...?
I'd go with a 20 @ least...
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Hrmm.... I have 4 ten gallons lying around... I would like to at least try it and see what happens... If I have a problem, I'll get a 20. What about my equipment though? How many GPH should I be going for?
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