Need some advice for my 200g tank plumbing!

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Hello reefers, first time having sump and doing plumbing, system 200 gallon including sump, return section in the middle with two jebao 8000L/h, my question is my plumbing will be ok and it will be enought flow to returnor should i add third pump for future reactors if i gonna need them? Now one pump will be connected to uv and return other to manifold and return. Or should i just buy another lets say 15000 L/H jebao to change it and other leave as a reserve? Please check my pictures and maybe see some other bad things or what should i change. Now everything not glued yet. Thanks a lot.

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A separate pump to run your reactors allows for fine tuning without affecting your return flow. If you have room for a third pump I would do that.
It can be done without a third pump if you wish.
Looks good nice job.
 
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A separate pump to run your reactors allows for fine tuning without affecting your return flow. If you have room for a third pump I would do that.
It can be done without a third pump if you wish.
Looks good nice job.
One more question for you, do I need to run second return which is connected with UV through UV always and just turn UV when I want, or better to close UV valves and open when turning it on?
I mean if closed valves there will stay water in UV and maybe with time it wont be good water? and also if I go through UV and turn it on when i need then I wont need to fine main syphon just of course I need to fine flow from UV for bacteria or algae. I hope you understand :)
 

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I would always have water moving thru the UV.
You can turn on and off the UV bulb as needed.
If for some reason you turned off the water to the UV, and turned on the bulb, it would create a lot of heat and burn out the bulb and maybe damage it.
 
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I would always have water moving thru the UV.
You can turn on and off the UV bulb as needed.
If for some reason you turned off the water to the UV, and turned on the bulb, it would create a lot of heat and burn out the bulb and maybe damage it.
Thanks a lot.
 
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