Hi Everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster.
I have a Pro Clear 150 filter that I am just setting up. I got a general purpose utility pump (Supreme Classic Model 7). Its rated at 460 gph
at 3', roughly my distance back to the tank. The intake pump is a Catalina CA
-1800 rated at 400 gph
at 4ft, again roughly the distance from the overflow box/prefilter contraption. When I turn them on, the return pump is returning it faster than it can take in. So after maybe 30 seconds its blowing bubbles like snow into the tank and I can't see a thing. The fish are loving the O2
. I have the sump "gate" pushed all the way down, I even removed the filter pad so there was only the plastic tray and bio balls between the final filter block and the return pump. So my question is, do I need a less powerful return pump?
60 gallon rectangle. FOWLR
but moving towards reef, hence wet dry. Have a Marineland 400 attached now until I can get the wet/dry function properly.
Any thought would be greatly appreciated.