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  1. Daneo

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    hi guys
    i was wonderinmg if it would be ok to use a 2000 lph POWERHEAD pump as a return from my sump tank. also i would like to know how many lph do i need flowing through my sump that would suit my size tank , i have a 4ft DT and a 3ftr sump , sorry guys im starting my first marine tank an i just wanna make sure it all gose smoothly hahaha:eek:
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Powerhead pumps dont have any head height.Meaning its rated for 2000 lph horizontal flow and not virtical flow.You need a 2000 - 3000 lph upflow pump as a return pump.

    And ask as many questions as you want too. The only dumb question is the one that was never asked!!
     
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    i thought so ,i read that you can today but i doubt i will be doing 2000lph an i wonder if you could help with how much circulation i will need in the tank ???
     
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    Power-head's are not really designed to pump water on incline, you should have a look at the pump's spec normally on the box it will give you the Lph and the decrease ration Dependant on the incline.
     
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