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  1. The THINK Tank
    I am hearing conflicting opinions on sump flow rate. Some are saying to match to skimmer processing rate and others say up to 5X tank volume. I have also heard that for a Bare Bottom you want 10X or more. Lets examine a skimmer in the sump and the inlet and outlet in the same chamber. The...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Being the noob here I have been doing a lot of reading and several topics here take sump flow in consideration. What is considered too much? I have a 90 gallon display and a 30 gallon 3 chamber sump that has been recently moved to my basement with about 8 feet of head. I was able to pick up a...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am plumbing my used 360 Gal tank, with 80 Gal Sump. I have been studying the plumbing through the discussions, and have settled on a design. I am using pre-existing drilled holes. General- Thank has (2) overflows, 1 in each back corner. I built a coast to coast that connects them. Each...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am getting may sump ready ahead of my tank. (waiting on the cabinet) Tank = 360 gal 8'L x 2'W x 3'T Acrylic:) Sump= 54" L x 29"w x 2'T Acrylic Skimmer= Warner Marine AS300 driven by two Sedra KSP-9000 with pin/needle impellers and Venturi. Based on discussions on TRT forums, I decided I want...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am moving up from a 110 to 180 gallon AGA dual corner overflow tank. My problem is sump related. I have two brand new euro reef 30 gallon sumps. I had hoped to use both. My plan was to have the overflow flow into the two separate sumps, which have built in filter sock comparments. I would...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55g tank that I will be setting up in the future. I got a Eshopps pf800 which will be supplying a 20g sump. The overflow is rated at 800gph. My question is, should this be enough or should I go bigger. Say 1000 or 1200gph?
  7. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I've been told a lot of things by my LFS that I'm not so sure of. One is flow. I have 75 setup with a sump. I have two powerheads in the tank with each pushing 800 gph. the return pump from the sump is a mag 5, which i was told would be enough flow. A few days ago, I called and talked to...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have had my new 75 Gal. for only 2 days now! It has been fine until this point! The water blowing into the tank is packed with air bubbles! The tube releasing water into the bottom tank has a cover to prevent bubbles! The cover is still on and water is going through the blue foam to help clear...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    i have a 30 long display w\ a 10 gal sump, i think the waterflow is too much for the sump, can i slow the flow rate in the sump while still maintaining flow in the main tank???
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