Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Sign Up

    Wet/Dry Users: What Size Sump and Filter Flow Rate are you using?

    Discussion in 'DIY Filters' started by Jgray152, Feb 18, 2009.

    1. Jgray152

      Jgray152 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Dec 23, 2006
      Messages:
      1,659
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      NH
      Im just curious to see what flow rates some are using for their specific sump sizes.
       
    2. DB junkie

      DB junkie MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2007
      Messages:
      7,785
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Occupation:
      Auto Tech
      Location:
      Iowa
      Sump= 150 gallons

      Pump= 4.7K GPH

      When rebuilt there will be 2 of these pumps rather than just 1.
       
    3. Bud8Fan

      Bud8Fan MFK Members

      Joined:
      Nov 15, 2006
      Messages:
      1,348
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Location:
      Nebraska
      Sump= 200 gallons

      Pump= Mag Drive 2400 (probably getting about 1500 gph out of it after head loss)
       
    4. Jgray152

      Jgray152 MFK Members

      Joined:
      Dec 23, 2006
      Messages:
      1,659
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      NH
      Fantastic folks, keep them coming :)
       
    5. rucus

      rucus MFK Members

      Joined:
      Oct 24, 2007
      Messages:
      393
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Occupation:
      Sales
      Location:
      Ohio
      I have a 30 gallon sump under a 125. Use a mag 700gph
       
    6. Gator

      Gator MFK Members

      Joined:
      Aug 10, 2007
      Messages:
      1,195
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Ohio
      40G sump with a quiet one 4000 1017 GPH
       
    7. Pharaoh

      Pharaoh epitome of obsession

      Joined:
      Feb 18, 2008
      Messages:
      17,466
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      36
      Occupation:
      DIY'er
      Location:
      Indianapolis
      100G sump

      4.5K per hour
       
    8. redchaser

      redchaser MFK Members

      Joined:
      Feb 23, 2008
      Messages:
      251
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      Location:
      louisiana
      For my 75 gallon aquarium - 22 gallon sump (sterlite 90 quart container), quiet one 6000 pump. Rated at a little over 1500 GPH, but with head height and 90's, I think I'm running around 900 GPH. I'm using stackable drawers for a trickle filter and have around 8 gallons of bio media (mainly scrubbies).
       
    9. nomicon

      nomicon MFK Members

      Joined:
      Oct 24, 2008
      Messages:
      162
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Location:
      Olathe, KS
      300 Gallon Tank w 60 Gallon sump and six foot bio-tower. I'm running an Iwaki MD-70RT, 1100 GPH.
       

      Attached Files:

    10. Diskord

      Diskord MFK Members

      Joined:
      Jan 20, 2009
      Messages:
      110
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Occupation:
      IT/AV Tech
      Location:
      NYC - Maspeth
      Haven't built my yet (this weekend) but 55gal sump /w Mag Drive 12 (aiming for 850gph) got a bigger pump for head and expansion in future
       

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    tfhmagazine.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store