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Old 02-18-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Ok I bought a new 120 all glass aquarium that I am going to make my reef tank. I know I am drilling a three pipe stand pipe setup, my question is I have seen a lot of people do 1.5" or 2" bulbheads and plumbing, anyone have any Input. I would assume that the 2" would have more flow but how much and is there a noise difference?? I plan on running about 1500gph.
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Going that large really isn't for the flow as much as it is avoiding clogs. If in not mistaken I believe 2" can flow up to 3500gph under just gravity.
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Scratch that 3300gph

http://flexpvc.com/WaterFlowBasedOnPipeSize.shtml
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thanks. I think I will be going with 1.5 just cause I am going with three down pipes and 2" seems a little overkill
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