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Reefer head
11-29-2011, 08:50 PM
Hello Iam wondering if a 2" drain can handle a barracuda return pump with no worries thanks

mr_alberta
11-29-2011, 11:59 PM
At 0' head pressure (4600GPH) most likely not. At 16' head pressure (2400GPH), then most likely yes.

Madreefer
11-30-2011, 12:15 AM
They can be throttled back easily.

lastlight
11-30-2011, 12:44 AM
If it's a full siphon it will pull a lot more too.

http://www.beananimal.com/articles/hydraulics-for-the-aquarist.aspx

I know my 1.5" can't be maxed out by my laguna 4200 pond pump. After head-loss I'm sure I'm getting more than 3000 gph into the display (I do have it throttled back however I ran it full bore while I was curing/flushing crap off my rock)

Seth81
12-13-2011, 05:35 PM
I have the Barricuda with about 7' of vertical head going through 1.5" Schd 80 and it flows 54 GPM. I do use the Barricuda to feed my two Jumbo reactors which results in slightyl less then 7' of head pressure.

I love my flow meters :biggrin: