I've been doing A LOT of research and talking with members of the site about the best way to get good circulation in my tank, which by the way is a dual overflow 125g allglass that is going to be a reef tank. I want to steer clear of submersible pumps because of the heat they put out. I am planning on running a relatively low flow through the sump- maybe 200-300 gph
. To obtain the bulk of my flow I want to use a couple of closed loop systems.
First off, keeping in mind what my sump pump will be pushing how many gph
should I try to get out of each of the external pumps once the water has reached the tank (about 4.5-5' of head)?
I was thinking about going with 2 of the Blueline pumps any thoughts on this?
Lastly, 2 closed loops would be better than one right? I figure I can disperse the flow better between 2 pumps than trying to get it all out of one giant pump.
As always, thanks for the invaluable advice everyone!!!