View Full Version : Return pump for 50 breeder/ 20L sump

06/29/2009, 08:43 PM
As the title says... What pump would be best for a 50 breeder with 20L sump.

06/29/2009, 08:50 PM
Eheim 1260! or the one closest to 600gph, after you account for gravity, should come out to 500gph, then you get your 10x over

Aqua Keepers
06/30/2009, 04:54 AM
For a return pump, you only need 3-5x's total water volume. I use a 250gph on my 55g with a 29g sump. 600gph is too much and is just a wast of energy.

06/30/2009, 05:50 AM
An Eheim 1250 would be perfect for your set up.

Aqua Keepers
06/30/2009, 06:01 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15279903#post15279903 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by rkaires
An Eheim 1250 would be perfect for your set up.

I agree. It's the perfect gph, very reliable, and quiet.

06/30/2009, 11:46 AM
I have 50 tall and 20 sump ,my have higher head than your 50 breeder and I run Quiet One 1200 296pgh as return.

06/30/2009, 12:36 PM
Mag 5 would work 500 gph at 0 head should be at 300 gph at 4 ft