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Old 08-02-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question about Sump

I am building a 20g sump for my 65g and i have a question regarding the pump from the sump to my tank. It will have a head height of 5'5". What size pump should I use? Is there a pump that will shut off when the water level drops to a certain level within the sump?
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:41 PM   #2
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For a specific pump, you'll have to see its head loss chart to see how much GPH you'll be losing over that 5'5" and see if that still provides you with enough GPH.

There are ways to set up a return pump in case the sump runs dry (see: and ); however I personally would just do an auto top off and be done with it if you have the space for one.
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