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Old 01/27/2010, 08:44 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by VivaBorg View Post

Running a Closed loop 24/7 or pulling from the Ocean 24/7 would be the same use of energy. Why not have 1 pump setup for both. A closed loop pump circulating the water from the tank itself, but then T off the intake to the pump and run it to the Ocean water. Add some valves and you could close it off if you needed too, and continue to circulate the tank water?
Some redundancy would probably be nice to have. If either goes down there would still be some circulation.

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