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Old 05-29-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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240 gallon set up question

Ok well I have a few questions on my set up I have it is a 240 gallon tank with overflow box what I want to know is if I run 2 overflow boxs to 2 sumps and 2 diffrent return pumps will it work my lfs told me not to do it cuz one might over flow but everyrhing will match any advice would b great thank u
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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If one pump quits I can see where you would over flow that sump
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The other way I was thinking was haveing both sumps feed to my dart
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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Dart? You could do 2 but keep in mind how much extra water each will have to hold in case one quits and not the other What is the reason for doing 2?
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Just flow and I was thinking the more return flow there is the better flow in to the sump for better filtering and skimming
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Maybe do one but put 2 overflows and 2 returns same concept but cheaper?
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The reason I was going to do 2 pumps is my tank has 4 returns and I dont think one will have enough flow
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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I really cant see anything wrong with 2 sumps like I said just make sure you have enough room for all the water incase one pump quits and also if one quits in may drain the tank low enough that the water can not flow into the other
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Yeah I think it will b good with the size of the sumps but I was told it will it will over flow rhe overflow so idkw
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I dont see how that is possible if you are returning the same amount of water as you are overflowing
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