Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Casper, Wy
Posts: 164
return pump

What do u recommend for a fifty five gallon fowlr potentially a reef later?

Its on a college students budget.

I am looking for a flow rate as well.

My set up is a fifty five gallon fowlr fifty three pounds of live rock with a 20 gallon long for the sump. No overflow or sump set up yet. That's the reason for the sump. I will have a small fuge with LR rubble and some chaeto. I am clueless as to where to begin setting this up. The will be some return pressure maybe four feet worth if that.

So hold my hand on this journey.

<img src="http://www.compwefix.net/public_html/compsi/sig.jpg" width=940 height=148>
Strawman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
deepseadan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So cal
Posts: 166
I'm not sure how many gallons an hour that your overflow can handle, but I would recommend going as big as possible. I would run a Rio hyperflow 26hf. On the return line, plumb in a relief line with a valve going back into some part of the sump, that way you can control flow (if needed). On my 90 gallon tank, I run a 26hf, a 20hf, and a 12hf all going into the tank. The more the better, but I'm sure someone will tell me I'm wrong (someone always does).
deepseadan is offline   Reply With Quote

pump, return pump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
return pump head pressure question Gunk General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 47 09-16-2011 01:47 PM
Return pump. artur General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 08-14-2011 12:55 AM
Can i use this tube for my pump return? e_murray DIY Projects 3 08-08-2011 09:30 PM
Need help placing my Check Valve on Return Pump x_x francis DIY Projects 4 07-27-2011 03:27 PM
Return pump Saga General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 07-17-2011 09:43 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.