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Old 08-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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power heads for 55

110V Twin Dual Power Head Wave Maker Pump 6000L/H - eBay (item 260459416421 end time Aug-09-09 10:23:39 PDT) would these be sufficient for a 55 gal reef?
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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or wat about these two of em? Hydor Koralia #4 Turbo Pump 1200 gph Power Head Wave - eBay (item 270434279140 end time Aug-26-09 12:09:11 PDT)
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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that is too much flow for a 55. you will have a hard time finding a good place to put them without causing bare spots on the bottom or tornado's in your tank. I have 2 k3's in my 55 and I feel they are allittle too strong. I got the 3's because I will be putting them in a larger tank soon. k2's should be about right. BTW these are the best powerheads I have had for the $
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alright thanks
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I have a Koralia-3 and a Koralia-1 in our 37-gallon.

With this combo we seem to have moderate water flow throughout the tank, but if I were to start over I would probably go with 4 Koralia-1's simply because of the flexibility in spot placing the water flow in more locations.

I've read that the more water flow you can get the better as long as your not creating sand-storms or plastering the fish against the glass.
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I too have 2 Koralia-3's in my 55 and I feel they are a bit too strong. I have to direct the flow at each other to minimize sand storms. If I had it to do over, I would use 1 Koralia-2 and 2 Koralia-1's or 2 Koralia-2's.
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I have the Number 2 koralia and that's more then enough for me(65g DT). I would not go any bigger then a 3 for a 55g
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i think i will get two twos its going to be a birthday present
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I would have to agree on the two #2's Thats exactly what i have currently installed in my 55g. Trust me, they provide plenty of flow to the entire tank. Plus, if you have something that creates too much flow for that tank, either you will have a sand storm in the tank, or you wont be able to have low flow corals. Also, you'd be surprised as to where the flow exceeds itself when theres rock in the tank. The flow bounces off the rocks and goes just about everywhere. I have one of my koralias pointed directly at one side of my rocks, and the other pointed at the front panel and everything is perfect. IMO, two #2's work great in a 55g.
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i am a big fan of the Koralia power heads now. only ones ill buy now.
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