Tank flow rate

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Eugene P, 29 Jan 2012.

  1. Eugene P

    Eugene P

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    Hi guys

    Need some assistance please.

    I have a 100l tank with 60l sump, going to run a berlin 50gal protien skimmer with 2500l pump. What do you advize my return pump capacity should be?
     
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    Do you have a DSB?

    I assume the sump to be 300mm wide, front to back.

    Then you should be looking at a pump that delivers about 2000L/h at your head height. Not a 2000L/h pump, check the graph on the box, one that delivers 2000 at whatever is the maximum point of your return line.
     
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    Thanks for speedy reply!
    Yup got DSB and your assumption about dimensions are correct. So 2000l will do the trick.
    Thank you
     
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