help with sump and pump

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  1. reefer101

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    I bought a second hand 62L tank in an auction with my dad which comes with a filter that's built into the tank. I plan on making a slim sump that will be behind the tank but abit higher than the display tank. I need to know what pump can I use in the sump to draw water out of the display tank? Water will go back into display tank like how a hang on filter works so it will be just falling into the built in filter which will have media. I have not worked out dimensions of the sump until I get the skimmer and pump. Question: Will this idea work? Question: What pump would be using?

    Thanks any info will be appreciated

    I have done a rough drawing on a side view

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    hi
    for that application you can use a cheap boyu pump from builders warehouse, it will also have a inlet protection grill to stop fish getting sucked in
     
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    Hi thanks dallasg
    What would the L/H of the pump be?
     
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    Thanks alot dallasg I certainly will do :)
     
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    but depends on the design of the filter, i would get as big as possible
     
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