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Old 04-27-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Sump question

Starting a 10 gallon sump/fuge and was wondering I could use 1/8 inch thick glass for baffles.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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Or should I bump it up to 1/4 inch?
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1/4 would be my choice 1/8 would break to easy if it get banged
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I'm using the king of DIY's overflow which is 220 gph. Which return pump should I use. For glass I'm going to use glass cages. Thanks for the help.
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I'd use the quarter also, I've made things from acrylic in eighth inch up to half inch thickness... The quarter is by far the easiest to work with in my experience

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The pump needs to be matched to the input and the vertical lift it needs to push. Personally, I buy a much larger pump than I need, and use a good ball valve to dial it in to what I want it to pump out.

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So if the sump is on the floor and the water line is about 50" above the sump, how many gph should it be?
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Are we looking at a submersible pump?

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The Mag drive pumps are decent, the model 950 will push about 700 gph at around fifty inches up, the model 12 will do just over a thousand I believe

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Are we looking at a submersible pump?

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Yes. Any favorites?
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