Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Azn_gq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 89
Opinions for aquarium upgrade?..

Hey all. I just purchased an ecotech mp40w. Should I sell my ecotech mp10 and upgrade to a second one? Or will it be sufficient for me to just use the existing mp10w with the new mp40w?

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Azn_gq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Azn_gq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 89
Btw it's a 90 gallon from a 47 gallon.
__________________

__________________
Azn_gq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
My opinion is one mp40 would be enough.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,324
If keep both. The 40 probably would do the job by itself, but sometimes altering the flow direction, which one 40 can't do, is desirable.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
Keep the mp10, is it able to sync up to your mp40? If so then even better.
__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 12:03 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Azn_gq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 89
It sure can!!!
__________________
Azn_gq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 12:59 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
Run those 2 then, I run 2 mp40 on my 90g and it's a metric tonne of flow so I have them turned down. Just having one with an mp10 would be fantastic. If you have a sump put the mp40 on the side opposite the overflow and the mp10 on the side with the overflow. If it's a centre overflow then it doesn't matter.
__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 01:00 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Azn_gq's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 89
Thanks. That would be an awesome setup!!! Got the sump yesterday. Getting the tanks Saturday! Picking up a crapload of live rock tomorrow!!! Stoked!!!
__________________
Azn_gq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 01:10 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
No doubt, getting to setup a new tank is always fun especially when you get to buy new gadgets. I'm still in the process of my 90g upgrade which started a year ago. As far as hardware goes I'm done, I think lol at least till the next new thing strikes my fancy. Now it's just restocking as I suffered a couple crashes. From my experience I will pass on some knowledge, DO NOT REUSE SAND FROM YOUR OLD TANK. Ok now that being said if you are cycling the new tank first then your ok to reuse as the ammonia spike won't kill anything. If your transferring things over on a deadline like I was then avoid it, the die off will cause a spike.
__________________

__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquarium, upgrade

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.