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Old 06-06-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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Jet Size

I had one of those "start in reverse" jets for awhile. Whelp it got my Blue Regal that I had since it was basically the size of a dime (was about a silver dollar at the end). So I'm trying to gather up some info on a jet that'll work in a 120. I already have 1 that I'll still be using so suggestions would be appreciated.

With that being said I am on a budget. Just not as cheap as the eBay start in reverse budget.
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Are you doing a reef?
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:51 AM   #3
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Wp 40 or a tunze. Checkout local reef club sites for used.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:42 AM   #4
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Wp 40 or a tunze. Checkout local reef club sites for used.

Tunze's aren't cheap at all.. There as much as Vortechs just about.
The WP- Jebao suggestion is spot on though.
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Yes it's a reefer tank. I was looking at the Jeabo's I saw on eBay they were about 60 a piece to churn the water in my 120. Are the magnetic ones better than the suction cup ones?
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Yes, suction cups need replacing every so often. I use a single aqueon 2400gph power head in my 105. that plus my 1600gph return is enough. I reseat the suction cup about every 2 months and have no problems.
BTW, your power heads can and probably should be left on all the time. Then you have no problem with it starting in reverse.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:35 PM   #7
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Yeah Mr X I actually do leave them on, but were prone to brown outs more than I'd like, hence the reverse start. Also are you saying could get away with one jet for my 120? I thought I'd need 3
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It looks like I may only need 1 WP 40
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I have a 105, which is the same footprint as yours, only 21" tall. I use a single 2400gph aqueon and my 1600gph return, split into two outputs. I'll eventually swap the aqueon for a vortech, but right now this is doing the job. I don't trust the jebao pumps since I got a wp40 and it failed on me after just a few months, and the manufacturer would not honor the warranty.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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Can I ask you this Mr X what should my flow rate be through my pump? I've got two returns and I'm not really sure how much water should be returning out of them.Click image for larger version

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ID:	240296 I think they may not be putting enough out. I can easily turn them up, but how much is the question and how do I know they are adjusted correctly?
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