09-07-2012, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MiamiLeos
Skimmer came, looks good from what I can tell. I'm in bed sick today though so I didnt get to set it up or anything. As soon as I'm feeling better I'm going to set up the sump and get this thing going! The skimmer is much bigger than I expected. I will prob not be able to lift the sump up off the floor, so the head loss stays at 4'. Please tell me I'll be okay with the 600gph pump with 3/4" pipe
This is a reef-ready tank, correct? If that is the case, then a 600 gph pump with 4' of head will be fine if you don't care about the slower movement of water. Its not like it will stop pumping because of the 4', and it will only drain what is pumped into the tank. Just add another powerhead to increase flow within the DT.