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Old 11-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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I have a 125 gal with 3 PH's - two 850 (I think) Koralias at the top and one 1200 maxi jet on the back bottom left to hit behind the rock.

Is that enough flow? Do I need more PH's? Stronger ones?

I have soft and LPS corals in the tank and most are doing fine but they're not flourishing. I am getting replacement bulbs because that's one issue. Need to clean my reflectors and I'm buying a skimmer to replace my POJ I have now. Lots of rehab
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I have a 125 gal with 3 PH's - two 850 (I think) Koralias at the top and one 1200 maxi jet on the back bottom left to hit behind the rock. Is that enough flow? Do I need more PH's? Stronger ones? I have soft and LPS corals in the tank and most are doing fine but they're not flourishing. I am getting replacement bulbs because that's one issue. Need to clean my reflectors and I'm buying a skimmer to replace my POJ I have now. Lots of rehab
You turnover rate is 23ish so it should be ideal for LPS and softies. Mine is 45 for sps and anemone. My LPS weren't doing great but once I put them in caves they started to color up. That tells me the flow was too strong for them and possibly the light too. So I think you are ok.
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If you are finding you have detritus building up on the rocks and sand bed then I would increase the flow.
If this was my tank, I would probably have twice the flow.
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If you are finding you have detritus building up on the rocks and sand bed then I would increase the flow. If this was my tank, I would probably have twice the flow.
Ok. I tend to agree. The question is more PH's or stronger ones?
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Well, if you don't mind the look of extra pumps in the tank, then more would be my choice. Otherwise, replacing the originals with stronger ones would be necessary.
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Well, if you don't mind the look of extra pumps in the tank, then more would be my choice. Otherwise, replacing the originals with stronger ones would be necessary.
So, if I have 3 x 850 that's 2550. If I went 3x1150 that's 3450 and if I went 3x1500, that's 4500 or almost double plus my two returns.

Thanks for the advice. I will get two 1500's and upgrade the third at a later date.
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I will get two 1500's and upgrade the third at a later date.
Sounds like a good plan.
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I run 4 large korillas in my 125 and a 5th ph that changes direction ever 30 seconds
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LOL I came in late but thats what I would have said. I was running 2 1400s in mine and it seemed to keep everything moving. As X said, you dont want any kind of buildup on your sand or rocks.
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LOL I came in late but thats what I would have said. I was running 2 1400s in mine and it seemed to keep everything moving. As X said, you dont want any kind of buildup on your sand or rocks.
Thanks Carey.

Here's another question. If I got an ecotech MP10 for the left side of the tank, would that be enough to create waves in my 125? It says it goes up to 1575gph which is the same as a koralia but the ecotech can also act as a wave maker. I won't drop the money for a mp40 but I'm considering the MP10 if it will make an improvement in the system.
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