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moeandicy

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Does anyone have any ideas for a closed loop system for a non-drilled 72 gallon tank? I have a little giant pump that I was considering for this that's rated at 1100 gph. Is that too much? Any diagrams would be useful or if someone knows of a link that would help too.
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NaH2O

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I really like the scwd design that is linked by flip360. Sea swirls are definately another nice option for movement. What do you have in the tank (or are planning for) - type of substrate and corals?
 

moeandicy

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Great ideas and the one witht he scwd looks like it might work for me. No drilling involved. The only concern that I have is the size of the pump. This is the little giant 3-mdqx-sc (I think) rated at 1100 gph. Is this too much pump for what I want? I have a dsb system with softies and a few lps corals.
 

flip_3_6_0

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After you subtract the head loss and the loss created from the SCWD i dont think it will be to much flow but im sure it will take some adjusting so it wont be too disruptive for the softies and sand bed.
 
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