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Old 11-09-2005, 11:33 AM   #11
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Well, unfortunately I've already bought the CPR, MAG 18, and G3 skimmer, so I can't afford to buy another overflow box and return pump, so I'll have to run with this setup for a little while until I can afford to re-do the setup.

Can I fix this with the plumbing?

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Old 11-09-2005, 12:08 PM   #12
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You're all set. All you have to do is buy a smaller pump (like a mag 9.5). use the 9.5 with your overflow and sump.

Then, if you don't want to have your tank drilled, build a PVC style, external, hang-on, closed loop system and power that with your mag 18. Like this one here:


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Old 11-13-2005, 10:32 AM   #13
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uhhh.. how did that happen.. I recomended 500gph when you first brought this up.. and I said if you got advice from most anyone else they would strear you to too much flow..
you could use the mag 18 for the closed loop.. but that seems like alot you wont louse any gph to head preasure in a closed loop.. it should still work though..
I would just look in the classified sections of forums for a smaller pump..

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