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Anybody know what kind of flow is required in a planted tank.
I am using a sump on a planted tank
Would you run a Eheim pump 1260 (2280 ltph)
Or use the return from a Fluval 405 (1330 ltph) Packed with filter materials probably more like 800ltph.
Both through spray bars
At the moment the flow and return of the Fluval are both in the sump and the Eheim is returning the water to the main tank.
 

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I would go for about 5x turnover rate max but close to no surface agitation. With the sump try and rid the drip tray and if it has it emersed bio-balls, less out gassing if you plan on running co2.
 
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