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I tried to Google this, but I can't seem to get the right answer.

I have a 90 Gallon saltwater tank. I am planning on moving it, and placing the sump tank in the basement. So about 10 feet below the display tank.

What size pump do I need to get? I was thinking of getting an Eheim 1262 which has 900GPH.... Will that do the trick?
 

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Need to look at stats for the pump to see how it performs with that much head pressure. I'd bet you need a bigger pump.
 

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What's the exact measurement from the sump to the top of the tank? How many times an hour do you want to turn the tank over?
 

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No way that Eheim will work for 10' elevation. You'd have a trickle coming out if you use an Eheim at this height for head pressure.

Also, 10' is probably a major underestimation cause typical ceilings are at least 8' high, then add thickness of the floor/ceiling and the height of the tank & stand (another 5-6').

You could place sump on its own stand, raising it up several feet to compensate.

You're going to need a very powerful (i.e. high head/high electrical power sucking) pump.

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Check out fish street online. I got my return pump from them. Great prices and amazingly good jabeo pumps. You should get a very strong pump for that height.
 

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No way that Eheim will work for 10' elevation. You'd have a trickle coming out if you use an Eheim at this height for head pressure.

Also, 10' is probably a major underestimation cause typical ceilings are at least 8' high, then add thickness of the floor/ceiling and the height of the tank & stand (another 5-6').

You could place sump on its own stand, raising it up several feet to compensate.

You're going to need a very powerful (i.e. high head/high electrical power sucking) pump.

Sedra KSP-20000 Water pump for Aquariums in Canada Sedra Water Pumps Sedra KSP-20000 Water pump for only $ 189.80!
That looks like it should do! Thanks!

The sump will be on a stand off the ground. Same height as the display tank. So it will probably be 13'
 
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