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I am looking to get back into the hobby and finally have a house I can setup a tank and basement fish room. Below is my initial thought on the setup, looking for any recommendations of changes you would make,.

-75 Gallon Aqueon Tank (I would drill)
-55 Gallon Sump
-1200 GPH Low Profile Modular Marine Overflow
-Iwaki MD-55 1100 GPH Return Pump
-2x Radion XR15 G5 Lights

My basement fish room is about 20 feet laterally and 10 feet vertically separated from where the display tank will be. Planning to use 1" piping

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Only thing i find concerning is the check valves. If the system is sump is sized so that they are not needed then no big deal. If you relying on them i would do something different.
 
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mbd, my plan for those check valves is to only use them in the case one of the pumps fail. I travel a lot for work so when I am going to be gone for a couple days I would open up the T handles for the back up pump so If I needed to remotely turn it on I could. My thought is the check valves would stop the pump from pumping backwards into the other pump
 

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I am looking to get back into the hobby and finally have a house I can setup a tank and basement fish room. Below is my initial thought on the setup, looking for any recommendations of changes you would make,.

-75 Gallon Aqueon Tank (I would drill)
-55 Gallon Sump
-1200 GPH Low Profile Modular Marine Overflow
-Iwaki MD-55 1100 GPH Return Pump
-2x Radion XR15 G5 Lights

My basement fish room is about 20 feet laterally and 10 feet vertically separated from where the display tank will be. Planning to use 1" piping

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check out my build. the AC pump will try to provide 750 -800 gpm, you are using valves to throttle it, the overflow will allow a bean animal i would suggest that that would be the way to go. I am curious about your plan to connect the return pumps to the sump. I went with internal return because i was unsure about the bulkhead/piping/vibration/leak situation. good luck!
 
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I can probably change 1 of the 90s to 45s but I will definitely have to have one 90 coming through the floor to the display tank. Do you think the pump would be able to handle that?
 
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