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Re: NFC: Another Filter/Aquarium Question

That depends on what size pump that you want to use,
and how much water that you want to move. You usually
want to move at least six times the volume of your
tank per day. As a minimum. Most try for 1-2 changes
per hour and use a corresponding size pump. If, the
tubing is too small dia for the pump you will get
which will wear the pump out much quicker then it

If you look at the outlets of the pump you are
considering you will readily tell what size tubing
that you should use for that pump. So, look at how
much water you want to turn over, find a pump that
will do it that you are happy with and see what its
inlet and outlet measurements are. Most pumps listed
in catalogs
have the measurements listed.
--- Larry Needham <LBN at satx_rr.com> wrote:
> What size tubing to most of you with bigger tanks
> have going from the tank
> to the Wet / Dry filter?  How big is the opening for
> where the water
> escapes?
> Is an inch too small for 170 Gallon tank?
> Larry

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