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Old 19-04-2018, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Pump Flow Rate & Tank Size

I am planning for either a 522 or 422 tank with sump filtration. Keeping Aro. Previously I was using OHF. I am new to Sump filtration. Hope you guys don't mind if I asked some basic questions.

What is the ideal pump flow rate for these 2 tanks? Sump tank volume must also be included correct?

Is 5 cycles of filtration per min sufficient? Any difference for adult or juvenile Aros?

Any brands to recommend? Eheim seems popular.

Need additional Air pump for this size tanks?



Thanks!
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Old 19-04-2018, 01:50 PM   #2
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I am planning for either a 522 or 422 tank with sump filtration. Keeping Aro. Previously I was using OHF. I am new to Sump filtration. Hope you guys don't mind if I asked some basic questions.

What is the ideal pump flow rate for these 2 tanks? Sump tank volume must also be included correct?

Is 5 cycles of filtration per min sufficient? Any difference for adult or juvenile Aros?

Any brands to recommend? Eheim seems popular.

Need additional Air pump for this size tanks?



Thanks!
Gold or red aro? If possible a 2.5 width. Can get a 5000l for 422 and 6000l for 522. Eheim is good. Can consider fluval and laguna. Air pump can get Ranger 90000 for the back up battery or hi blow baby.
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Old 20-04-2018, 02:16 AM   #3
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RTG. Thanks for advice
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Old 20-04-2018, 08:50 AM   #4
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No problem. If you getting more than 5000l, eheim does not have more than 5000l pump. Can consider other brands and take note of the max height. Can look at the performance curve. Normally for sump, the height, pipes and bends will reduce the flow rate.
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:21 PM   #5
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Preferred 522 for RTG, more space to swim.
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:25 PM   #6
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Bro, are u talking about 5 cycle per hour?
5 cycle per min your tank going to have tsunami..😂😂😂
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I am planning for either a 522 or 422 tank with sump filtration. Keeping Aro. Previously I was using OHF. I am new to Sump filtration. Hope you guys don't mind if I asked some basic questions.

What is the ideal pump flow rate for these 2 tanks? Sump tank volume must also be included correct?

Is 5 cycles of filtration per min sufficient? Any difference for adult or juvenile Aros?

Any brands to recommend? Eheim seems popular.

Need additional Air pump for this size tanks?



Thanks!
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Old 30-04-2018, 12:28 AM   #7
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You are right. My mistake. I was referring to 5 cycles per hour
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