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 08-28-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SO-CAL
Posts: 68
Send a message via AIM to dodgersfan25
Powerhead Strength

i have 2 rio 800's. are they considered moderate flow?
__________________

__________________
46 Gallon Bowfront Tank
36" Dual Orbit PC w/ 3 moonlights (192 watts)
50 Lbs. of Live Rock
CPR Bak-Pak
Arctica Titanium Chiller
30 Dwarf Red Tip Hermit Crabs, 20 Trochus Snails, 1 Purple Lobster, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Coral Banded Shrimp, Bubble Coral, 2 Firefish Gobies, Copperband Butterfly, Colt Coral
dodgersfan25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
A rio 800 gives around 200gph in a 46g tank, I would use 3 or 4 of them (actually I'd use maxijets) and make sure the flow is turbulent, but does not spray directly on any corals close to the powerheads.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2004, 06:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 804
Rio 800 = 211gph
211x2 = 422
422/46 = 9.17 turnover per hour.

I would say this is moderate flow. High would be closer to 20.
__________________
46g SW, 65 lbs Fiji LR, 4" Aragamax DSB, Coralife 2X96w CF, CPR Bakpak II, CPR Aquafuge 12 w/ 2x9 Coralife Mini Aqualight, 4 Maxijet 600's, PCI 200W Titanium Heater, 2 Blue Green Chromis, 1 Gold Bar Maroon Clown, 1 Purple-Stripe Dottyback, Finger Leather, Trumpets, Rose Coral Open-Brain, Pagoda Cup, Xenia, Star Polyps, Yellow Polyps, Various Mushrooms, Toadstool Leather, 12 Astraea, 10 Nassarius, 4 Bumble Bee, 6 Cerith Snails, 12 Red Tip Hermits.
phases99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2004, 06:43 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
I would say water flow can be from moderate to slow to high depending on where in the tank your talking about.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
powerhead

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strength and look of acrylic Garou DIY Projects 1 11-01-2005 08:20 PM
tank strength compromised?? whitetiprs General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 09-14-2005 10:03 AM
My Strength is spent, added to my shame LoachLover Member Introductions 7 01-19-2005 05:48 PM
corner strength question any help?? wireyanker DIY Projects 1 12-05-2004 12:14 AM
Maracyn double strength? jamal-188 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 15 11-28-2004 01:19 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 PM.


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