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Old 11-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Return pump question

My tank has two 2" overflows with two 1" return pipes from the sump. What size pump is good for this situation? The display tank is 300 gallons and the sump is 75 gallons.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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You can run whatever you want through those pipes. I would probably look for something around 2000 gph, give or take.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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danner mag 18. would give you 1800 gph to start with (of course youd lose some due to headloss)

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if you want around 2000gph actually coming out of the returns, look into a Mag 24, it pumps out 2400gph at 0 head. so it would prob be closer to 2000-2200 gph at 4 feet.
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Or you could go external. I would do so If I had a choice. Less heat in the tank and more room in the sump. you would have to drill your sump for this though. Not hard to do, but it's the only way.
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I got a sump today that is drilled for an external. I like the prices of the mag pumps, but they are internal. Any good deals on externals anywhere? I have looked, but haven't found any that are comparable to the mag drives.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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Found one. It looks like I'm getting the Jebao JPP 10000. It is rated for 2600 GPH and is approved for marine aquarium use. Head loss will be close to 2000 GPH. Fingers crossed!!
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Mag pumps can be external or internal. Both the input and output are threaded for hose barbs. They are my choice for there quietness, size and reliability. Good luck!
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Mag pumps can be external or internal. Both the input and output are threaded for hose barbs. They are my choice for there quietness, size and reliability. Good luck!
+1. you can def mount them externally
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I like Reeflo pumps. Most external pumps are much quieter than mag drives IME.
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See i like internally mounted pumps because i feel liek the constant flow of water around them helps to keep them a bit cooler than externally mounted pumps. also helps that i dont live in an insanely hot state either.
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