Can someone make any sense out of this???

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    d2mini VIP Member

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    Ok, maybe I'm just tired after a billion trips to lowe's and home depot this weekend trying to get the plumbing on my tank build figured out. I can't make heads or tails of this chart! All I wanna know is how many gpm is the Pan World 50PX spitting out of my 5' return. :dunno:

    http://www.panworldamericas.com/PX/60Hz/A3400322.pdf

    If anyone could tell me, I'd really appreciate it. :bowdown:
     
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    if im reading it correctly then your getting 7-8 gpm
     
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    Ok, see... it's not just me. WTF? Is this one of those bad japanese-->english translations? :12:
     
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    Usually it's in GPH. At least you didn't freak out like my sister did trying to read French.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    So uhhh..... about 420 GPH then.

    Jeezus. Time for bed. :frustrat: :oops:

    Thanks!
     
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    It depends on the head length (length of the plumbing from the pump to where the water actually comes out).
     
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    Ya, i'm working with about 5'... maybe a little more after today.
     
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    Find 5' on the vertical (Y) axis. Follow it straight out until you hit the line, then go straight down. It hits the horizontal (X) axis at approximately 7.5 gallons per minute. Multiply that by 60 minutes per hour, and you get 450 gallons per hour.
     
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    Ya, after Piggy slapped me upside the head :lol: and made me realize the chart was showing gpm and not gph :roll: , i conservatively figured 420gph.
    That should be enough for a 46 gallon tank and small sump, right?
     
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    Plenty
     
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