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Old 12-08-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Pump Size?

Hi Everyone,

I have a 120 gal (48x24x24) tank and just getting started to gather equipment for a reef setup.

Im planning on 30/40 gal sump/fuge and wondering what size pump I need for this. I will be using T5 lighting if that matters.

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I have a 125 reef tank and have a 40 gallon refuge. I use two return pumps. A mag 12 and a mag 9.5. I guess as far as lighting what type corals do you plan on having? And BTW welcome to AA
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Is this a reef ready tank or are you getting a HOB overflow? You will need to match the pump to the overflow rating.

I have the same sized tank and I push about 2000gph through my overflows. It all depends on how you are going to have it set up.

The pumps that Mike mentioned are excellent.
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Thanks Ziggy. Its reef-ready and the pump match makes sense .

I didnt see "the pumps that Mike mentioned." Could I trouble you for a link to that post please?

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Whoops...Melosu58 must be Mike with the Mag pump duh!!!
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I have a 125 reet tank and have a 40 gallon refuge. I use two return pumps. A mag 12 and a mag 9.5. I guess as far as lighting what type corals do you plan on having? And BTW welcome to AA
This will be my first salt & reef tank so Im going with low/med light corals perhaps higher up in the tank. Think it will work? And thanks for the welcome!

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depends on how many watts.
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depends on how many watts.
I was hoping I could get away with 4x54w HO T5
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The 120 is deeper and I`m thinking it wont be enough to penetrate to the corals. Maybe if you have the corals up top of the LR.
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The 120 is deeper and I`m thinking it wont be enough to penetrate to the corals. Maybe if you have the corals up top of the LR.
Thanks for the reply Mike. I have a choice between T5 HO with four 54w bulbs or Coralife lunar aqualight with four 65w bulbs. Would you know which is best for reef?

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