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Nht8134
12/23/2007, 12:12 AM
Hey all. Im setting up a 120 soon and I cant decide between which pump to get. It is going to be a return pump that will be
T-ed off for a chiller that needs approximately 500 gph of flow.

Now my choices are between a Panworld 100 px-x (1300 gph) or a Panworld 50 px-x(1100 gph) . I would rather get teh smaller pump in order to save money on electricity. What is the recommended turnover rate to the sump in order for the skimmer to most efficient? Is the 50pxx be sufficient for me? thanks

asm481
12/23/2007, 10:41 AM
the 50pxx is plenty. Room there to add phosban reactors and UV if inclined by teeing and valving corectly.

ElDiabloPollo
12/23/2007, 10:53 AM
The recommended turnover is 2-3 time the tank per hour.

oct2274
12/23/2007, 11:11 AM
actually what is normally recommended is 3-5, but for a return pump if you have a decent sized sump i personally like 5+ as long as you don't have issues with microbubbles from the skimmer getting into the tank.

Nht8134
12/23/2007, 11:03 PM
So, with the head pressure loss calculator, I am left with approximately 900 gph, not including the 500 gph needed for my chiller that I have t-ed off. So is app. 300-400 gph good enough for the turnover for the sump?

asm481
12/24/2007, 05:23 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11447656#post11447656 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Nht8134
So, with the head pressure loss calculator, I am left with approximately 900 gph, not including the 500 gph needed for my chiller that I have t-ed off. So is app. 300-400 gph good enough for the turnover for the sump?
How are you plumbing the chiller. Out of the sump through chiller to tank? If so that is included in turn over through sump. You might have to include a micro soch in your returns to stop micro bubbles. What are you total plans for flow in the tank.