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Old 03-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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sump pump

All for a year I have had hob filters and now am converting to sump . I've read that for the appropriate head you multiply your tank volume by 5. However i have a 110 gallon and using the aboveentioned theory a 810 gph pump I had been looking was suitable. I saw fine print that this is however at 0 feet! I'm guessing to pump 6 feet which is about what I need I would need significant more horse power. What size gph rating will I need for 6' on a 110 gallon tank to have it turn enough water over?

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There's usually a chart with the pump that will show head pressure gph at X amount of feet (rise).

I use a 1200 gph iwaki pump on a 75 gal tank and it is the clearest tank I've ever seen..

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+1 If you know the brand name, look at their website or call them for the pump curve. Figuring out your "head" can be a bit challenging if you want to get a precise number. For a basic measurement, measure the vertical distance from your pump return to where the water reenters the tank. It should give you a pretty good ballpark number.
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