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  1. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    what is the GPH of a 1 inch hole for a side drilled overflow? I drilled my tank with a 1 and 1/4 bulkhead and it can not handle my 700 gph pump. it oveflows the tank so im adding another? I was just wondering if anyone knows the GPH of a hole about 1 inch in diameter?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I dont think that there is an exact way to answer what the GPH will be... but you are doing the right thing adding another hole. My large cuttle tank when i had it, had three 1" holes on the side panel and that was a 600 or 700gph pump
     
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    ok yea cuz i think i am gonan throttle my pump down too so it seems like it will work if the mesh coevring the holes doesnt slow the flow too much.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Okay, also watch for the octopus blocking the holes, thats another reason i had three in the first place... Spread them out :)
     
  5. brett

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    yea good call i will spead em out.
     

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