sump and return pump rate

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by dartmyth, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. dartmyth

    dartmyth

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    maine
    I started with a 44 gal corner pentagon tank(wife wanted to have tank in the corner) did not like it, was like looking at the tank from a corner all the time cause of the angles. Have a 110 aquaclear hob filter for it and two power heads 240gph and 425 gph. The hob filter sucks just dumps crap back in the tank, so i took a old pair of my wifes pantie hose and used it catch stuff coming out of the hob fillter and the water cleared up.
    After finding a new 75 gal with stand for $350 at a pet store going out of business. I took my wife over to look at it. She did not want me to get it but after talking with the owner and doing some wheeling and dealing i got the tank stand a 20g long to make a sump and a used marineland double bright led light for $350.
    I have the 75 drilled with bulkheads and then set up with the hob filter and everything that was in the 44 gal.
    I want to do a algescrubber in the sump a ref and return what flow rate should i get for the return pump.
     
    dartmyth, Dec 14, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. dartmyth

    BL1 ............. Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,933
    Likes Received:
    1,370
    Location:
    TN, USA
    What is the flow rate on your overflows? You'll want your return pump rated slightly higher then that.
     
    BL1, Dec 14, 2010
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. dartmyth

    dartmyth

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    maine
    the overflow is a 1inch bulkhead that was drilled on the back of the tank. I am going to use a elbow with a screen on it coming out of the bulkhead.
     
    dartmyth, Dec 14, 2010
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.