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Old 12-17-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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Return pump for sump

Hello i was looking to start my tank with a sump and was wondering if i can use this for 125 gallon. And if so can i split the hose from the return pump to go on each side of then the tankClick image for larger version

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Old 12-17-2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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I use the Jeboa 12,000 and 15,000.
Both good pumps both return to two lines as my tanks are Aqueons with Mega overflows...
Go as big as you can afford as the pump is digitally controlled and you can turn it down to slow flow of water and reduce electric use...
Good pumps for the price IMO.
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So you use two pumps one on each side of ur overflow? Or can you use one pump and split it?
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So you use two pumps one on each side of ur overflow? Or can you use one pump and split it?
I use one pump and split it. I have a ball valve on each return so I can adjust them to even or make one faster then other.. Not needed but nice..
I have several tanks with sumps... I have 1 last Danner mag running now but when I move that tank it will get a jeboa also..
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Okay. So Iím guessing something over 1200 gph will be more then enough?
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If head pressure doesn't eat up much then for fresh water you should be fine..
I run the 15,000 on my 180g with the sump in my basement and tank upstairs in living room...
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Oh yeah Iím having the sump right under the tank
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I use re enforced flexible tubing from pump to a T and then hard line with ball valves right under returns going back to flexible after a 90 to connect to bulk heads on one tank . The 180 has 1 1/2 inch PVC from the pump with Furnco rubber fitting in line for quick disconnect and to minimize vibrations and sound from them. I split the 1 1/2 at a T into 1" re enforced flex hose to bulk heads. I have both pumps suspended 1/2 inch above bottom of sump with cord tied around the hose or hard line. I also have a 90 on the intake to avoid cavitation and micro bubbles from getting drawn in and constantly shot into tank..
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Do you have any pictures of it? This is my first sump Iím doing so Iím learning a lot
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No my sumps are crazy though.I water bridge 29g aquariums to each of my sumps to gain even more volume.
What is your sump like?
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