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Old 10-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #31
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Why would it pump to much, I thought you were supposed get an overflow box that had a higher gph as your return pump. I thought I had it, now I'm confused again. My biggest fear is that I will mess up and come home to a flooded house!
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #32
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Yes you will need a power head that puts in the same amount of water as the water going in to the sump but with the check valve you can slow down the flow of water
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #33
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Because he got an oversized pump. Since he did his overflow can't handle it so he has to dial it down.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:03 PM   #34
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That's correct
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #35
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yup thats fine..i just bought a larger return pump , so im right on the edge.. if your overflow is rated higher than your return pump you should be fine.... with my bigger return pump , i can really dial in the flow back up to my display tank.. NOt to much, not to little..Just perfect..

The problem i was facing is, when you plumb your return line back up to your display tank, you lose pressure do to using elbows and how ever long your return pipe is.. Its called head loss.. I would rather have a larger pump and return what ever water i dont need back into the sump then buying a smaller pump that might just be a little to small and not pump all the water back up to the display tank that i need..
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #36
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lol.. ty dream and crister.. im bad at explaining things
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #37
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Well with mine I just used a silicone hose on my power head for the return back to my tank from my sump
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #38
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It's cool I have the same problem sometimes
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:12 PM   #39
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Well with mine I just used a silicone hose on my power head for the return back to my tank from my sump
Minimul head loss that way, no fittings at all...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #40
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No fittings none at all
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