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Old 01-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Sump for 300 gallon tank

I have a refugium on my 220 and am now upgrading to a 300. The sump is 36 inches long (30 gallon) and has 3 (4 inch) socks. I also have two mp60'sfor flow. Is this sump large enough.

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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Certainly. The larger the better, but so long as it will house your equipment, it is big enough.

Unless you plan on making a refugium... then it is probably on the small side to be effective for a 300gal tank.
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My skimmer is rated for 1056 gph, is that adequate for a 300 gallon aquarium?
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What make and model is it? What pump is on it?
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should be. What kind of skimmer is it? The type of skimmer matters in addition to GPH. Sounds pretty large though so it is probably adequate.
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This is it, I will see if I can find a better picture online.

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It looks like it might be an old Euro-Reef. Does it have a name on top of the lid? If that's a 30 gallon wet/dry turned into a sump/refugium, I think that skimmer is a bit small for 300 gallons.
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Hard to tell scale from the photo for sure, but it seems like a 1056 GPH pump would be way oversized for that size skimmer.
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It says Spears on the PVC pipes. Here is a picture of the lid.

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Spears is the maker of the PVC not the skimmer brand
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