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Old 08-16-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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What would b the best power heads for a 55 gal and how many?
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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I'd do 2 korolia 1050's
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:03 AM   #3
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Personally I would go with three 750s over 2 1050s
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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I agree with 750's but everyone has a different idea of ideal flow. Either way koralas are great. Very quiet
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #5
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FYI I have a 29gal and only bought 1 550gph because I was scared of to much flow, if your going reef get the 3 750, other than that get 2 1050's they should provide plenty of flow!
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:59 AM   #6
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FYI I have a 29gal and only bought 1 550gph because I was scared of to much flow, if your going reef get the 3 750, other than that get 2 1050's they should provide plenty of flow!
If its reef you want minimum of 30 x the water volume most reccommend 50 x volume so example if you have a 10g tank youd want minimum of 300gph up to 500gph
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
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What would b the best power heads for a 55 gal and how many?
Koralia's are great and would do the job, but since you asked for the "best" IMO that would be a Vortech mp10 on each end of the tank. That's what I have in my 56g and the flow is incredible and totally adjustable. As far as cost that's a whole different story! Much more expensive.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
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+1 on the mp10 , I'm hoping Santa brings me one or two this year lol
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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I'm running a Mp10 on my BC29 and glad I switch from the 2 Koralia's.

I'd say go for the Mp10's
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #10
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I'm running a Mp10 on my BC29 and glad I switch from the 2 Koralia's.

I'd say go for the Mp10's
God convict you keep talking up those vortecs and my wallets gonna hate you haha
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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God convict you keep talking up those vortecs and my wallets gonna hate you haha
Haha I'm telling you, I hated it at first and once I got the mode and % right and set my night mode up it's awesome!!

Do it lol!! Your tank and I will thank you!!

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Thanks for all the replies. Shopping as we speak
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Thanks for all the replies. Shopping as we speak
Can't wait to hear what you buy. New toys!!!!
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I use controllable tunzes and a tunze nano wavebox and i love them. They are expensive bit well worth it
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I think I'm going with two 1050's. The less equipment in the tank the better.
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I think I'm going with two 1050's. The less equipment in the tank the better.
1 Mp10 at 100% either reef crest mode or lagoon mode will knock your socks off!! Plus more room in the tank without those huge power heads in there AND... The dry side has the motor

Did I mention the night mode? Ya know where you can set it at however you like for however long...

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Never mind I found them. Kinda expensive. It's going to b hard to convince the wife but it's one or the other either way. 2 1050's or 1 mp10
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Never mind I found them. Kinda expensive. It's going to b hard to convince the wife but it's one or the other either way. 2 1050's or 1 mp10
Kinda? Lol. The price is the only reason I'm not running one yet. Have trouble paying more for a pump then almost any other piece of equipment on my tank haha
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I went with two 750 power heads when I first started and have always hated it. Ordered my first mp10 for my 55 and it will be here tomorrow probably going to wait another month before I buy the second one though because of the price
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