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shaginwagon13
07/31/2011, 12:11 PM
I currently have a Reeflo Dart (with the upgraded Super Dart Impeller) which will pump roughly 3200 GPH at 5 feet of pressure. I was wondering if this would be enough flow into my 280 Gallon. I was planning to run my chiller, calcium reactor off the return pump as well so I keep clutter and heat down in my tank.

Inside the tank I was thinking of running (2) MP40's to increase the flow. Any suggestions if the Dart will be enough as my return pump (with the chiller and reactor running off it as well).

Thanks!

billdogg
07/31/2011, 02:15 PM
I think you will probably be fine with that. I run my 150, a 120 fuge, and a pair of BRS reactors off my dart and I have flow to spare.

dahenley
07/31/2011, 11:37 PM
a snapper puts out 2800GPH and a dart puts out 3600
both use the same motor, so the only difference is the impeller.
they make a super dart impeller which does 4200.

that being said, i run a dart (3600) on my 240. and i have 2-1" drains. and 1 drain is Solid siphon and the other is Durso and they are about maxed out.... so if your running 1" drains, then you will be fine by teeing off and sharing the flow.

shaginwagon13
08/01/2011, 01:00 AM
a snapper puts out 2800GPH and a dart puts out 3600
both use the same motor, so the only difference is the impeller.
they make a super dart impeller which does 4200.

that being said, i run a dart (3600) on my 240. and i have 2-1" drains. and 1 drain is Solid siphon and the other is Durso and they are about maxed out.... so if your running 1" drains, then you will be fine by teeing off and sharing the flow.

I have the super Dart Impeller, and I plan to put (3) 1.5" holes for my return (see link below for my overflow setup) so I think my Dart with the higher GPH impeller should be good enough...

http://www.beananimal.com/projects/silent-and-fail-safe-aquarium-overflow-system.aspx