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Old 02-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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What size pump (GPH) do I need for an under the tank sump for 150g FOWLR. The sump would have live rock, microaglae and protein skimmer and have to pump through bottom of drilled tank.
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Internal or external pump? You want to run aprox 5-10x the tanks water volume thru the sump, so your looking at anywhere from 750-1500 gph.
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Mag 12 (external pump) worked on my 155g. Twin overflow boxes.
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I have a 125 gallon tank and I run a mag 12 and a mag 9.5 .
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Mike, why are you running two pumps? Is one for backup. Seem like a great deal of power.
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I have a BlueLine external on my 125. Nice and quiet.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #7
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eheim 1262 on my 125. 900 gph pump, 900 gph overflow. works great
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I have two overflows and have both returning from the sump. Plenty of flow.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:29 AM   #9
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Oh, let's not forget that you need to match the pump flow the to the overflow. Too much and you run the sump dry. Too little and you flood.
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