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Old 01-16-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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need help sizing pump

I have a Coralife Turbo-Twist x6 sterilizer and I want to get about 200GPH for the best effectiveness that I can get I have the sterilizer mounted below the tank on the top of the stand. I am putting the pump directly in the tank on the back wall and plumbing over the side and back up to the tank to the return. So I think total height change about 3 feet. What can i use for a powerhead or pump that is small size and reliable for this application?

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Either the Maxi-Jet 1200 or Penguin 1140 would give you around 150-200 GPH with a 3 ft head. Both are very reliable IME and don't take up a lot of room in the tank.

I assume you don't have a sump to place it in.
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I do have a sump, but not enough room for the pump with the skimmer and ret.pump
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You could just T off the return pump to the Coralife Turbo-Twist and restrict the flow to the UV using ball valves. Your Mag 12 should provide plenty of power to do that.
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this is not on the tank with the mag 12 i have a proclear wet/dry with a rio 2800 return pump
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