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Old 10-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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3/4 go with 500-700 gph pump.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:34 AM   #12
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3/4 go with 500-700 gph pump.
I don't know about using a pump that size with such a small tank and sump
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I don't know about using a pump that size with such a small tank and sump
i was just following the chart.

10gallon with a sump? u should of use 1/2 pvc or hose.
for a tank that small i would use a 200-270gph pump.

270 if ur tank is standing up high, 200 if ur tank is only 24inch above ur sump.
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The 3/4" is fine going from your overflow to your sump. I'd use 1/2" from your sump back into your tank, and I really wouldn't think you'd need much more than 150-200 gph. At 200 gph you're doing 20x your tank volume, but it really does depend on what you have in the tank.

There's a pretty good pvc flow rate chart at http://flexpvc.com/WaterFlowBasedOnPipeSize.shtml. It's for flexible tubing, but it should be somewhat similar for standard pvc.

As always, whatever you put on the return should include a ball valve. That way you can adjust your return to make sure that your overflow can keep up.
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Well I went ahead and ordered the Evolution Pico 1200 which pumps out 300GPH... This pump worked out great- I have two overflows one for my Fuge--- Here is what my design intails too...


I inserted the sump right behind the 10G nano since I wanted something smaller because I was thinkin too big...lol

The fuge

both overflows..

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I fail to mention that I've had this up for a week now and it's been running awesome... Just top off every other day not a huge heat producer..
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