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    Default Flow Question

    So Iím going to be running a 6.5ft tank with a 5ft sump filter. I am going to run two return pumps that can be controlled for flow rate.

    Would this be enough for the tank or would I need to supplement with anything else. Iím also wondering wether I should put them both on a spray bar covering half the tank each?

    Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Flow Question

    How much water will you be moving? Gph.

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    I can move anything between 2000lph and 16000lph with the two return pumps.

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    This is interesting, I am keen on knowing some more about this specific topic.

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    Default Re: Flow Question

    I think that with discus, oxygen is more important than flow. Seems as though you have more than enough for a tank that size. Flowbar will improve oxygenation but I always have a strong airtone going. Especially when the tank is heavily populated

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    Default Re: Flow Question

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlfc View Post
    I can move anything between 2000lph and 16000lph with the two return pumps.
    Curious as to the reason for 2 pumps, failsafe or something?

    I have a 6ft tank, running a single 12000lph pump into two 1 inch returns.
    At this flow I have to change out my filter bags (4x 200 micron) every 2 days or they start to overflow.

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