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post #1 of 4 Old 11-01-2009, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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wet/dry help

Well I finally got my wet/dry up and running today. But Im thinking the return is to strong. I got a 800+gallon an hour pump used from my LFS for 25 bucks, it is in a 29 gallon tank. It is causing a really really strong current in my tank.

On to my question, is there anything I can do to slow the return stream down with out damaging the pump?

5 gallon
Beta
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
Plants
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-04-2009, 07:33 AM
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Well you have a lot of options.

Put a Tee at the pump in the sump, then put a ball valve on the TEE. You can then bleed off some of the return back into the sump from the Tee. So basically at the base of the pump where the return line comes off you tee that off and redirect it back to the tank, this way you bleed off extra flow without creating back pressure.

You can put a ball valve on the return line and restrict flow, but this create back pressure, however most pumps can handle this.

You can add extra truns in the piping slowing the flow down. You can increase the size of the return line little by little like a reverse funnel, thus giving your the same or lower gph but much lower pressure which is what really is causing the current.

You can use a spray bar to distribute the flow.

The list goes on.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-04-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the help

5 gallon
Beta
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
Plants
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-04-2009, 11:10 AM
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You can also split off as it inters the tank. Or maybe put a flow control valve in line and close it slightly to cut back on the power.
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