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Old 06-25-2010, 06:39 PM   #11
 
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i like mag pumps personally. they seem to be solid and build well. i would prob. go with atleast a mag 9. figure some of the GPH is lost in head loss ( the height from sump back to tank ) and match it up to what your overflow is rated for.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:42 PM   #12
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i like mag pumps personally. they seem to be solid and build well. i would prob. go with atleast a mag 9. figure some of the GPH is lost in head loss ( the height from sump back to tank ) and match it up to what your overflow is rated for.
Yeah, I was looking at the Mag 9.5. Do you know how to determine the overflow rate? It would be based on the diameter of the tubing huh?
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:23 PM   #13
 
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the overflow boxes have a flow rate if thats the way your going. if the tank is still empty i strongly suggest using a www.glass-holes.com setup as for drilling tanks from now on thats prob. all ill use. im not a fan of overflow boxes.
there are lots of options you can do. you could always get a stronger pump and "t" it off to loop back into the sump with a ball valve to adjust, hook it into a skimmer, uv sterilizer, reactor, etc..
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