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Old 10-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Question Back in the Tank!!!

Hi all

Getting back into the tank after a few years away from my passion.

Good times, my partner wants to renovate the house and add an extension (there had do be some kind of trade off right???? )

Okay, heres some queries which I've been trawling through the web looking for hints and clues on-

Aquaria will be 250cm x 100 cm x 130 cm (approx 3250 litres) with a 400 litre sump. South American tropical set up.

Weir over flow feed to sump and pump return

5 chambers in sump-
  1. Inlet with foam
  2. Bio balls
  3. Alfagrog
  4. Charcoal & filter wool
  5. Pump chamber
Various ideas out there on 'turnover' of water in a system this size from 1/2 tank per hour to 7 tanks per hour. Even ig I go for two changes in an hour I'm still look at a 8000 litre per hour pump which just fits in last chamber in sump (although I can have the sump built differently)

Thoughts and opinions appreciated!!!!!!


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