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okieman
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PostPosted: 2008.11.12(Wed)22:08    Post subject: wet/dry filter Reply with quote

how can u tell how big of a sump u need, is there a formula to tell how big and how much water flow ect.

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FloridaBoy
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PostPosted: 2008.11.13(Thu)14:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a 55 gallon system like yours, a standard 29 gal tank will work, the key is it has to have sufficient depth and volume to avoid overflowing in case of a power outage. I suggest purchasing a quality, ready-made unit which will come with the basic plumbing and an acrylic overflow box which is critical. I responded to your post over on the Equipment forum, why not head over there and let's see if we can plan out your system before you proceed... here is everything you ever wanted to know about sumps:
http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html
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PostPosted: 2009.01.05(Mon)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

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