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I will be setting up a FRAG 85.3 and need to figure out the appropriate size return pump. I don't plan on buying a Vectra pump so I was curious what a good GPH size pump would be? I'll be using MP10's in the display
 

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I will be setting up a FRAG 85.3 and need to figure out the appropriate size return pump. I don't plan on buying a Vectra pump so I was curious what a good GPH size pump would be? I'll be using MP10's in the display
For a 85 gallon tank you would only need 400 to 500 gph through the sump.
So depending on headloss, something like Sicce 3.0 should work.
Dependable and quiet.
 

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Perfect, exactly the answer I was looking for. Thank you!
Not knowing what kind of plumbing, the height or number of valves and fittings, you may have to go to a little stronger pump. Maybe the Sicce 4.0 or a Fluval SP2.
Anything in the 4x to 6x the tank volume is plenty
 
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Not knowing what kind of plumbing, the height or number of valves and fittings, you may have to go to a little stronger pump. Maybe the Sicce 4.0 or a Fluval SP2.
Anything in the 4x to 6x the tank volume is plenty
Roughly 4 feet from sump to outputs. Plumbing will be flex tubing to PVC inside overflow box. Approximately 3/4" tubing.
 
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Supposedly, it uses DN20 plumbing for the pump return
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The Sicce Syncra 5.0 and Nyos Viper 5.0 would both be good choices. Both are manually adjustable and match up well with the return tubing for easy install.
 

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@Waterbox Aquariums or anyone else

I am looking at getting a water box in the near future, by the looks of the plumbing I would not be able to run two return pumps, is this true or has someone found a way to do it?
 

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