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Old 10-14-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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need new pump

I have a 500 gallon tank trying to find some info on pumps.mainly trying to find out how meny ghp i need i know the pump i have is not big enough if any one could help that would be great.
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How many overflows and what are the drain sizes. are you looking for external or in sump pumps. A good rule of thumb is 7-9x your tank volume / hour.
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one overflow in the center of the tank two one inch durso stand pipes into four drain under cabnit.the pump that i have now is inch and a half inlet and outlet i thonk the only problem is that my tank is 4ft tall and the pump is about 6ft from the top of the tank
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