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PostPosted: Apr 4th, '17, 03:03 
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Hi All

I was wondering if these size ratio are doable/okay or should they be swapped.

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960 gal  Fish tank                     8 x 4 x 4
180 gal  radial or sieve Filter        2 x 3 x 4
 60 gal  Bio Filter                    2 x 1 x 4
480 gal  Sump Tank                     4 x 4 x 4

I'm basically constructing a 14 ft x 4ft x 4ft box, that I'm breaking into compartments or areas

My main concern is what is the size ratio or comparison between sump and Fish tank

Should I perhaps have the Sump tank 960 gal and the Fish tank 480 gal ?



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 Post subject: Re: Size comparisons
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '17, 03:44 
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The sump vs fish tank will depend on how you're running the system. Constant Flood, Flood and Drain with Siphons or Timed Flood and Drain. No matter which method you use if the power goes out the sump needs to catch all the water that will flow back into it from the grow beds and the pipes without overflowing and that tells you what size sump you need.

With Constant Flood most of the water stays in the grow beds so it's only what's in the pipe and a bit more.

With the other two methods most of the water drains from the grow beds so it's whatever that amount is plus what's in the pipes. If you add a grow bed then you need to have a bigger sump with these two methods so plan ahead or choose to run some of your beds using Constant Flood. To make this change of some beds to Constant Flood simple DO NOT use PVC glue on any of the components within the grow bed. This way you can remove the standpipe with the weep hole that drains the bed and either flip it or replace it.

Hope this makes sense :thumbright:


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Thanks

Yes that makes perfect sense

It won't start with Flood and Drain perhaps later down the road
But I will start with an NFT ( 4" Pipe system ) and a few Raft beds (Constant flood or water height)
You for further clarification

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