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Offline ReefsNRocks

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Butchered Overflows
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:13:58 AM »
Hello, I bought a tank that the previous owner "modified" to meet thier needs. Apparently they were not getting enough flow to thier sump due to a very high volume return pump that would suck the sump dry. As a result, they broke off every other "tooth" on the overflows.

I want to change the circulation system becasue the big return pump and "modified" overflows are VERY noisy. Any suggestions on how I can get them as close to original as I can? Thanks all.

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Re: Butchered Overflows
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:25:09 AM »
Jim,
   Most reef ready set ups that come already made up are one inch lines.  One inch pipes or lines can only handle 600 gph.   So that is why its best to have as large as pipe as possible for return.    If have a pump that pushes more than 600 gph your sump will run dry.   
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Re: Butchered Overflows
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 09:31:07 AM »
Here is a link with suggestions and explanations.

A ball valve to slow down return.

Reef Tank Overflow Styles and Plumbing part 2
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Re: Butchered Overflows
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 06:53:59 PM »
Thanks Ed, this is really helpful. Maybe some day when you have some time to look my tank over you can come by and offer your expertise!