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Old 11-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Increasing Flow?

Hey you all, I'm thinking of maybe increasing the flow in my tank. As of now, I only have a Y loc line return. It's attached to a mag 7, wide open with only about 2.5 head. There is adequate surface agitation and good flow I assume. The aquarium is a 40 breeder. I would like to maybe increase the flow, or is this enough flow? I was considering adding 1 750 Koralia to opposite side of the loc line? Or maybe just add a 425 to the opposite side? If you all have any additional questions, please ask and I will answer! Thanks, Jesse

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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What size plumbing are you using from the mag 7?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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What are you trying to do with this tank? From the lights, I'm assuming you are wanting to have a reef with LPS corals... If this is the case I would def increase flow. A 750 would do well in a 40 breeder to start out and gauge how things are.
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Sorry, I forgot to mention, it's 1 inch flex tubing for return. No bends, just straight up. Also, I'm thinking of a mixed reef. As of now, I have a green bubble too Anemone, 1 open brain, Favia, and 8-10 heads of candy coral.
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It's a t5 HO 4 bulb fixture... If that helps any.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:27 PM   #6
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You'll def need more flow. Grab the 750 and see how things are.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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I'll chime in and say yep, a 750/850 would be a good idea. You can go from there as to whether or not you want to add even another powerhead.
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Okay cool. I'll go ahead & order one tonight. Once received, should I point it up toward surface or toward rocks?
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I have all my power heads pointed up. Your return is pointed at the rocks. You can put the new power head low on the glass and point it up to get the rocks and surface. Should randomize the flow some too.
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Definitely will give it a try. I already placed the order, should be in around the 3rd of December. Already exciting.
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