Hey guys, I'm sure this subject has been done to death, but I read just about a million threads on a million websites and I just can't wrap my head around this issue.
So the tank I'm using was bought pre-drilled with an overflow already installed, and the pump was also included in the purchase.
I'm pretty sure the overflow is 3/4".
And my pump is a EHEIM compact+ 2000, 264-528 gph (US).
I'm still learning everything to know about saltwater tanks, so I'm bit a confused here.
How strong am I supposed to set my Pump to?
Because when I play with the overflow pipe's ball valve (i think that's what it is, new to plumbing!!)
, and with the Pump's power, the water level either eventually gets too high (risking overflowing the DT), or the overflow pipe makes these weird gurgling noises.
Can you guys point me in the right direction? Should the valve be fully opened? Should the pump be on the strongest level too? My tank is a 40g DT and a 20g Sump, so how should my gph from my pump be?
Sorry for all the different questions, but I'm really lost here! I hope you guys can get me back on track! (i can take pictures of the plumbing and pump if that helps)