Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

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Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby ObeyMyDog on Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:42 pm

Hey everyone! I'm in the process of slowly setting up a new reef tank and I need some advice on what size pump I need for the return.

What I currently have is a 40gal tank with an (approximately) 10 gal sump. I have not built a stand yet, so I don't know what the rise would be from the sump back to the tank, but I'm guessing between 3 and 4 feet.

If anyone has some advice on what size pump would be ideal, that would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby jelly on Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:49 pm

a mag 9.5 would me more then enough. you would want to throtle it back just a little. i run one on my frag tank and love it.
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Re: Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby Sula on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:50 pm

I would look at a Mag 7 or Eheim 1260
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Re: Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby plainrt on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:59 pm

No need for as big as a mag 9.Gonna be too much turnover imo if running a skimmer in sump or a fuge.Im using a quiteone 2200 on my 57 and have had no issues with it.Also i would try to get a bigger sump of atleast 20 gallons as a 10 gallon might overflow when turn off pump.
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Re: Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby Conrad25 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:59 am

I would look at upgrading the sump to a 20G or bigger if you can like stated previously. More volume is better and than also if you don't have an auto top off unit. Look into that as manually adding water daily can be annoying and a chore if it is more frequent
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Re: Setting up new tank - Need pump advice please

Postby ObeyMyDog on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:53 am

Thanks for your advice guys!

Unfortunately, this little project is getting put on hold indefinitely. I've been informed that I will, in fact, not be setting up a new tank in the living room.
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