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Old 09-30-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Post 3/4" Overflow- Which return pump?

I have a 10G nano and I drilled it- I made a small 2-1/2G sump for it my overflow is 3/4" inch just wondering what size pump would work?

I've been looking at the 404 and 606 mini jet, but I also have been looking at the New Pico Hydor Evolution 1200 that put's out 300GPH? I believe the mini jet puts out up to 180GPH just for the 606? Any help or suggestion would be appreciated...

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Smaller pumps are a bit tricky to size in this case. It is going to really be affected by the heigh difference between the sump and the tank. Is the sump below the tank and how far below if it is?
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The evolutions do not have a normal output, they are wide grate, nowhere to hook up a tube. I think you will be in the Mini Jet or possible Maxi 400 range.
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Smaller pumps are a bit tricky to size in this case. It is going to really be affected by the heigh difference between the sump and the tank. Is the sump below the tank and how far below if it is?

The sump will be right behind the 10G basically sitting on the same stand.
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3/4 overflow can take 800gph+,as there is minimal height restrictions I would go with something like a 150gph pump.
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3/4" pipe can't take 800gph. A 1" can handle about 600gph.
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fishguy,3/4" pvc can take 660gph just on gravity flow,sorry my mistake,its on the pump side its well over 800gph

here's the info I use
GPM/GPH Flow based on PVC Pipe Size, ie, How much water can flow through Sch 40 Pvc Pipe Size 1/2" 3/4" 1" 1.5" 2" 2.5" 3" 4" 6"
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Doesn't match what I had heard, but looks good. Thanks for the link.
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