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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Proper use of a needle wheel in sump

I just purchased an Octopus 225F for the sump on my 125g. I already have a magdrive running the system for the tank. What would be the best way to utilize the needle wheel pump? Do I need to plumb it in with the other pump or can it stand alone somehow?
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Are you talking saltwater??
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needle wheel pumps are used to chop up bubbles for protein skimmers for saltwater tanks. What were you planning on using it for? You could use it to chop CO2 bubbles up small. That's about the only real purpose you would have. You could replace the the propeller and use it to run a reactor, UV, inline heater....or what ever you want I guess.


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Sorry about that. I would like to use it for dissolving co2 and am interested in finding the most efficient setup.
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In my case i have a second 200gph pump running a reactor that is fed back into the sump. The out of the reactor is put about 2 inches from my return.. it chops whatever bubbles make it out of the reactor but its not a very fine mist. Wish i had a needle wheel for that purpose

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