Here is the gear some of it I have bought some of it is theory.
- 24 x 13 x 16
- External Overflow
Sump ~10g (Rubbermaid)
Aqua Medic Ocean Light 1X150W DE 20000K
(2) PanWorld 40PX-MD20R External Water Pump - 480gph
- Sump Return and Closed Loop
Flow Setup and Tank Design
I was thinking about using one of the bulk heads in the external overflow as an intake for the Closed Loop, figured it'd be safer then an intake inside the tank, just might be a little more noisy.
Not sure about having only two outputs for the CL one on each side with a MBV or OM squirt (leaning towards the OM because of price).
Sump return flow comes to ~200 - 250 gph when accounting for bends and head pressure.
Closed Loop flow comes to ~350 gph when accounting for friction and bends.
27.5 X Turnover seems a little high but most tanks this small tend to run a little high from what I've seen.
I'm buying all this stuff now, ahead of the tank. I just ordered it ~4 weeks is the word so far; don't know how long for shipping from the mainland to Hawaii. Havenít decided on all the flow stuff / plumbing so far so I'd appreciate some help on that. Any equipment / lighting info would be helpful. I'm not sure if I need to get anything else.
Edited by Pakrat, 15 October 2005 - 12:51 AM.