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Old 03-31-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Where do you get all the water?

Well My grandmother died recently and parents are going to make me a room downstairs. I am planning on setting up a 250-300G reef with X gallon sump. Where do you get enough water fast? Also how much turnover does it need?
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Edit* NM, didn't see the word "reef."

You would want to purchase a vat of 50% of your bulk water, so at least 150g for water mixing/storage. Turnover just for the sump area is usually around 5-10 and depending on what you wish to keep, a flow rate between 30-50 turnover by the use of a closed-loop or powerheads.
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Reefs are usually saltwater:P so a 1300gph pump wouldnt work? How many gallons for the sump?
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:28 PM   #4
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Hehe, I think I edited my post just before you posted You'd be better off going with a Reeflo Dart at 3600gph or a Goby Gold at 3400gph. You have to take into account headloss and also what your overflows can carry. Almost forgot, at least a 75g up to a 125g for a sump.
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at six feet it does a little over 1000 gph. Maby a 250 gallon tank.
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