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Old 07-07-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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I have a 75 gal reef tank and I am shopping for powerheads. I am wondering how many gph i should have for each of the 2 powereheads for my tank to be correctly circulating. Also would this be a good product to use? http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...;pcid1=;pcid2=

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Old 07-07-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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Maxi-Jet is a very good brand of PH. I would suggest at least two of the MJ-1200s for your tank. You want to aim for at least 1 turnover per hour and as much as 2 if you have a reef. HTH

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Old 07-07-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yeah I would also do 2 1200's ... I run 2 900's in my 29 gallon tank!
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what do you have now? What type of set up, sump, wet/dry, canister? What type of corals are you thinking about?
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:10 PM   #7
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I agree with you getting two maxi-jet 1200's. and aim them toward each other. I would also get two smaller ones (400) to aim toward the top of the tank.
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I have two 1200's one on each side of my 75g and two 600's on the back angeled to each side.
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I have three Maxi-jet 1200s in my tank on the Red Sea wave timer. Works great.
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well today i went to my lfs and i was told that maxi jets are not great because of how much flow they let out and because of their inability to be fully submerged. He told me that 20x the gallonage in my aquarium per hour was a lot of flow and would disrupt my coral. Do you have any suggestions on ph that are fully submergable and have an adjustable flow rate? TIA
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