New Tank Advise

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  1. Jt143

    Jt143

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    Hi All

    So i have just got a new cube

    60x60x50cm

    sump 50x50x45


    So here are my Questions:

    1. what is the total volume?

    2. Based on that what return pump will i need?

    3. What strength wave maker will u recommend?

    is there a simple way to work out all these
     
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  3. LCornelius

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    1. 292L, but that exclude LR and actual water levels.

    2. 2500 - 3500 L/h

    3. This depends on the corals you want to keep.
     
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    1. Main tank is 180 liters sump is 112 liters so total being 292 but probably less because your max water level will be lower than 50 cm maybe at 45cm and sump as well so lets say around 250-260 liters

    2.well recommended is between 5 and 10 times the total volume through your sump so
    1300L/PH - 2600L/PH

    3.It all depends on what type of corals you want to keep for softies and lps maybe go with around 4000l/ph to 6000lh i have 4000Lph in my 140 liter tank
     
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