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Old 10-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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Yes you can use that. but you need to find out the max flow of your overflow. Aquarium manufacturer should be able to tell you this. Then you need to match return pump flow rate after headloss to the same or just under the flow rate of the overflow.
This may not be possible, I'm not sure the brand of the tank, I purchased it used and there's no sign of any sticker. Any other way to tell?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:45 PM   #12
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Does the tank have a built in overflow or is it just drilled?
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Does the tank have a built in overflow or is it just drilled?
Overflow, glass overflow. Here's a pic from my leak test.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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Looks like a Glasscages aquarium. Try asking them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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Looks like a Glasscages aquarium. Try asking them.
Thanks!! 100% sure that's it! I looked on their site and saw pictures of the stand they seek with it and it's the exact one that came with the tank too! I'm going to contact them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #16
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Could this be useful?

http://flexpvc.com/WaterFlowBasedOnPipeSize.shtml
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #17
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Ok just go PVC measurements in.... Flow into sump is by at 2" and return is a 1" here's a pic
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
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I would go with a reeflo. I've always had good luck with them. A Snapper or perhaps that new Trident "high" pump.
Hey mr X wondering if the dart/snapper will be to much power for me? Looks like my overflow will be about 1500 GPH what do you think? I think head loss will be around 6-7 ft maybe.
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At 4' of head the snapper will be reduced to about 1900 gph.
IMO, get rid of that spray bar. It's just going to slow things down.
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At 4' of head the snapper will be reduced to about 1900 gph. IMO, get rid of that spray bar. It's just going to slow things down.
Ya my thought too! Looks like I'm going with the reeflo dart/snapper!
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