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Old 01-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #11
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Re: Return pump speed/size with a UV Sterilizer

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I figure with about 4 feet of head going back to the tank and the 3 90 degree bends on the way back the flow rate is probably about 450 into the tank.
I missed the 3 90 bends the first time. Each 90 degree bend adds about another head to the head height calculation so your Mag 7 is getting around 350-400 GPH by the time it gets to the tank.

Since the 18W Turbo Twist can handle up to 400 GPH to be effective I think you should be fine without any additional plumbing.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:42 PM   #12
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Well, I think I am going to be doing abit of both.

I am going to switch all the return plumbing to flexible 3/4" tubing, put a T off the pump and a flowmeter, then have 2 returns to the tank, one from the main pump T and the other from the exit tube of the UV Sterilizer. My biggest challeng is hiding the tubing from the UV going back to the tabk, is it is a room divider and open on all 4 sides.
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Sound's good. You could put a return on each end of the tank and since it's a room divider construct two smaller walls on each end to hide the plumbing similar to the photo below.

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Old 01-26-2007, 01:15 PM   #14
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The main return is going back the through the built in overflow, its hiding the new UV 3/4" return that is going to be challenge.
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