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Old 06-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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how many gallons should I cycle through my 72 gal. saltwater tank per hour

I have slot of red slim. I think I may need more water flow. Right now my return pump does around 720gph.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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thats a good flow

for FOWLR you want about 10x once you go reef it can be alot different and some corals can require 30-50x the flow rate
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Thanks. I want to do coral. I'm going to get two 1050 gph powerheads to help with water flow.
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i'd look into getting two 750gph korallias for now, and if you need the extra flow you could always add another
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I was going to get the korallias 1050, but u say the 750 will work. What is your opinion on hooking the two korallias to a wave maker? Do you suggest any. Some not to expensive. I know some go for hundreds.
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no clue never used a wave maker.

you could always use a timer on each powerhead
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I bought a power strip on eBay that alternates two of the plugs with a timer for 50 bucks, I used two of the korillia #8 units at 3300gph to alternate on and off every 90 seconds. This produces a very natural surge effect that the corals are loving. Tank is 300 gallon.
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