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Old 09/17/2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Overflow/return pump question?

I read the article Reefkeeping 101 Sumps!
I have a question for you
I just purchased a 2760 Gph Centrifugal In-line Electric Water Pump 1/2Hp with max head height of 30'. I'm using it on a 120 gal reef with a 20 gal sump and a 30 gal fuge. The sump and the fuge are in my basement and the pump will be pumping the water up to the DT about 10-12 feet. Taking into account the elbows and such in my plumbing, I figure that the pump will be pumping about 1900 gph give or take. I also have a Hydor Koralia 4 power-head rated for 1200gph currently in my DT. I plan on plumbing the return with 1" pvc T'd off in the back of the tank so that the water is dispersed on both ends.
My question is, Do you think that this will be over kill for my aquarium, and should I put a T in my return line to divert water back to the sump/fuge to lessen the amount of water going to the DT. Also, do you think that 2- 1 1/4 overflows will be sufficient for the pump. I have also included a quick drawing of the layout. Any suggestions would be great.

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