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Old 02-18-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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What pump is best

I am going to use one pump for both a dual gfo carbon reactor and a skimmer I am going to split the flow with at t would this be possible and which pump should I use


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That is an awful idea. The amount of flow you want to keep something like GFO or other media tumbling is extremely different from that which you want to run a skimmer on. I highly recommend not doing this.
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While I don't think that's an awful idea (ideas are rarely awful), I do agree that it's not ideal.

You'd have to find a way to direct significantly more output to one direction and that would be a real pain to be tweak in.

May I ask what's the reason for trying to use just one pump? Space? Cost?


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Cost mostly but I decided to go with 2 different ones


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