12-08-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PAR9341
What do you guys think about this setup. It uses both the 50gal sump that came with the tank and a 90 gal tank I had. the 2 " drain drops from the tank and splits to 2- 1" pipes to the drip trays of the 50 gal sump through the media and into sump area that could be filled with chemical filter media. then through another 2" drain into the 90 gal through filter socks and over onto drip tray through about 20 lbs of bio home ultimate ceramic media then into pump chamber and back to tank at 2000 gph. oh and a uv sterilizer.
It takes four 1" pipes to carry the same amount of water as a 2" (Pie really are square)
Max flow on a 2" is 2700 gallon per hour so pump sizing is good as long as you don't have a lot of flow lost in the filter you have to make sure the pump stays wet that all times, of course there will be head loose so that 2000 GPH pump won't pump 2000 gallons. Unfortunately no single recommendation will be correct for all possible circumstances so it something you have to think out and some trail and error.