venzi Posted August 11, 2022 Share Posted August 11, 2022 I'm pretty sure this is the case, but just wanted to confirm: is there a reduction in flow rate by having a pump shoot the water up a vertical pipe vs. horizontally? I'm experimenting with placing a pump at the bottom of the tank instead at the top and I realized that perhaps there'll be a loss in overall flow b/c the pump has to shoot the water up. Is there a simple formula to calculate the flow loss (assuming there is a flow loss)? So for some concrete stats, I have a 20H tank. The pump is rated at 50gph and 2ft of head and the barb is 1/4" ID. The length of the vertical tubing would be roughly 12". So if this is the setup, would the flow be reduced to like 25gph instead of the full 50gph? I'm just looking for rough ball park figures. I suppose I could try running a live experiment as well. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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