Return pump advice

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  1. iced666

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    Good day all

    I am starting my nano tank(cube) which is 45cm x 45cm and 42cm high,if some one could please tell me what would be the adequate return pump flow rate and piping diameter,my sump is slightly smaller and the stand will be around 1.2m high,the tank has a corner over flow with a 50mm hole for the overflow,also i was looking at the sicce silent range,are these decent and one last question for now:whistling:,i was advised on not using a skimmer due to the volume of my tank and do more water changes,is this ok,thanks in advance for all assistance.
     
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    Wow not using a skimmer.....bad idea
     
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    Well if you have other means of controlling nutrients, such as waterchanges, lots of liverock, a refugium and lots of places for bacteria to populate it should work out. That is if you know what you're doing. Each system is different and it depends on what you stock.(heavy or lightly).

    If you can keep your parameters under control without the use of a skimmer then it will be fine. Otherwise you will have problems.
     
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    Sicce pumps are good. Well priced for what you get.
    Nothing wrong going skimmer less, provided you have other means of controlling nutrients.
     
  6. iced666

    iced666 Thread Starter

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    with regards to return pump flow rate and return pipe diameter.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Guys can we stick to topic and help a brother out... now about that return..
     
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    You could use a 1000l/h return pump, with 20mm piping should be fine, or you could measure the outlet from the pump and use the closest commonly available sized piping. would need to supplement flow in the tank with a wavemaker such as Jebao wp10 or similar.
     
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    A pump that will deliver 500 - 1000LPH after head height losses will be fine in my opinion.
     
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    I dont actually use my skimmer much.
     
  11. iced666

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    thanks for the advise, will be getting the Sicce silent 1.5
     
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