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Old 02-14-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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Powerhead Suggestions...?

my specs are a 72 gallon tank and i was wondering what powerheads would be good to get for it. and how were ur luck with theM? thanx
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Old 02-14-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
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From what I have heard others say and from what I have experienced, Maxi-Jet makes some nice powerheads that are quiet and reliable.
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Old 02-14-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
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after talking to people these are the way to go !! alot of money but worth it from what ive heard!! most go with a few maxi-jets 1200 which equals 2 @$40 for 600 gpr
the stream is $127 for 1600 gpr with one pump one cord not 3 or 4 maxi jets just my thought others will chime in for sure

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I would go with (4)MJ 1200's on a Red Sea Wavemaster pro. THe streams are nice but are a little to much for a 4 ft tank. If you use sand Your substrate will be blowing all over the place with the stream. You can get the controller and back them down but that kind of defeats the purpose of one.
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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I would go with (4)MJ 1200's on a Red Sea Wavemaster pro
I had the same setup on my 55g tank but with my return pump rio2100 it was a bit much for the low flow softies in my tank.. I ended up removing 2 of them.. However in a 72gal tank 4 Maxijet 1200s on a wavemaker would be awesome.. You could also do a Closed Loop with a Mag12 and a couple of scwd's And pipe some returns into each corner.. It will make it a bit more eye pleasing..


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Dont be afriad to add flow. Alot of tanks have stagnant water conditions when compaired to the fast flowing currents of the natural reef.

Maxijets are nice because they hold up to the stress of the on/off condtions of a wavemaker.

STAY AWAY from RIO powerheads at ALL cost. Ya they are cheap and thats the exact point. Cheap to buy, Cheap to make, Poor relyability.
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I would go with (4)MJ 1200's on a Red Sea Wavemaster pro. THe streams are nice but are a little to much for a 4 ft tank. If you use sand Your substrate will be blowing all over the place with the stream. You can get the controller and back them down but that kind of defeats the purpose of one.
I'd have to agree with Darin 100% on this one.
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THe tunze streams are nice for 6' tanks though.
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THe tunze streams are nice for 6' tanks though.
Hm, My 6' long 80 might benifit from one of these wiz bang devices...
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I just bought 2 Aquaclear 402s made by Hagen to get me started on my 4foot 80gal.
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