Red Sea Max E-170 Return and Circulation Pumps: Balanced?

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My system is a Red Sea Max E-170. I have installed the sump upgrade kit. My question is how to balance the pumps: the one in the rear sump and the one in the undertank sump. I want a tank turnover of about 18 times per hour with our seahorses, so with our tank volume the pump should be about 1000 gallons per hour. In the bottom sump I have a vectra s2 that can reach that target. However, to match the nyos viper 2.0 in the rear sump which maxs out at 525 gallons per hour, I have to set the vectra s2 at its lowest setting. Thus I don't get the turnover we need. What should I do? Get a matching vectra s2 for the rear sump?
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Based on what I have read I believe that if you have the upgrade you would run all the equipment in the under cabinet sump. That being said you would treat the integrated sump as a large overflow box and rely on the other sump's return pump. You could use the old sump space to house a hearer and maybe some extra filtration equipment, but I think it would be overkill.
 

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