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    Hey guys, i have an hob overflow that has a 1" siphon tube. But it wont keep up with my return pump for my sump... The pump shouldnt be more than 700gph absolute max into the tank but its still nearly flooding the dang tank. From what ive read the gavity feed should be aroud 960gph... Even after i remove all the air from it, its not keeping up... Is there anything i can do to fix the problem?
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    Actually i think all of the pipes are backing up.... Looks like we will have to make a diy pvc one... Crud
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    so its to much water and its overflowing from the hob return of the tank is overflowing? id its the first you could try getting a spray bar to go along with the hob overflow.
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    So basically in order for my to run this set up i would need to cut the flow rate of my return to next to nothing. Im not sure what is causing the back up really. In actuallity it could be the tubing that goes from the hob unit to the sump. Maybe if i replace that it would work... But can any one verify that 1" tubing will draing the 900 ish gph or is that a pipe dream? I was reading some post that said 1.5 was only 175gph....

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    Whoa I'm confused. !?! How exactly are you using the "Siphon tube" from the HOB with the pump in sump? An HOB draws water from display tank, filters, and puts it right back into display tank, at least that's how I understand HOB filters. Can you draw a diagram of your filter system and post here as a pic.
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