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Old 02-18-2012, 10:02 PM   #11
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I would have gotten a 750 but the guy at my LFS told me the 425 was perfect for a 30 gal tank
I have a 550 and a 240 nano to get some cross current going on in my 28 gallon I'd check into amazon as they are much cheaper there.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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So is the 425 not gonna produce enough circulations or a 30 gal tank?
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #13
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Eco tec not worth the money it's nice to only have a head in the tank but not at that rip off price !! The korillas are awsome but the way they rate the gph is confusing a 750 is 10 times weaker than my 800gph return pump I should have gotten the 1150 at least they rate a circulation pump different than a water pump
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:45 AM   #14
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Fishsticks, a good rule that I heard, that seems to have treated me well is:

FOWLR - 10-20x tank size / hour
Reef - 30-50 or 60x tank size / hour

FOWLR - 30 gallons x 10-20 = 300- 600gph of flow
Reef - 30 gallons x 50-60 = 1500 - 1800 gph of flow

I personally have a 54 gallon corner reef. I started with (2) Koralia 750's, then added a third, and then a forth brining my total to 3000 gph + my return pump. Using the 4th one, simply due to the placement in the tank, it made it difficult to get good flow - it actually reduced my current flow in the tank.

For a fish only tank, you should be fine, though I will say that getting nice "Random" flow in the tank is much easier with multiple powerheads. The more flow the better IMO.
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Vortechs are MUCH better than koralias. Are they worth the money? That's up to the user. I would not go as far as saying a koralia is awesome unless there was nothing to match it. They are matched by many manufacturers. Not a big deal, but an affordable solution. You asked what is the best. I gave you the correct answer.
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I agree with Mr. X as for the best powerhead. As far as I know, they are the only stand-alone programmable powerheads, without using a reef keeper or apex...

I hope they are worth it as I have two of the MP10's shipping to me on Monday. I'm moving up from the koralias in my tank.
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Thanks mr. X, I believe that one probably is the best. But for the money I think the Koralia was the best buy. I just can see myself spending more money on a power head than I did on my new lights.
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Don't forget the vortecs are non directional. They can only be flat on the wall so if you have a show tank like me they can only be on the back wall facing forward with the korillas you can put them on a angle so they work best for me vortec has to correct there design and I would buy 2 mp60 today the cost is high but for me it's a government write off for my business .. Who wants to see a wire on the outside of the tank
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I would have gotten a 750 but the guy at my LFS told me the 425 was perfect for a 30 gal tank
What fish store are you going to Nemos, Fintastic or another one outside of the city?
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What fish store are you going to Nemos, Fintastic or another one outside of the city?
Nemos. I live 2 min away
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