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Old 09-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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If the hobf is working to keep things clean then I would leave it running. Like the previous poster said "you can't have too much filtration."
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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I would run the power filter. Even with nothing in it it will aggitate the surface more. They do make surface Skimmers too but I don't use one and don't have a problem. I don't know anything about octopus's. Do you have powerheads and is your tank getting enough circulation?
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #13
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I would run the power filter. Even with nothing in it it will aggitate the surface more. They do make surface Skimmers too but I don't use one and don't have a problem. I don't know anything about octopus's. Do you have powerheads and is your tank getting enough circulation?
im actually going today to buy 2 750 korolia or something like that idk how to spell it powerheads with a wavemaker
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #14
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Those are great poweheads. I have the 750 one. If you didn't have any then this will help out ALOT! I don't know about the octopus though. It could be bad if he gets sucked up into one! I would get rid of him or put some fine mesh netting around the powerheads.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #15
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Agreed that adding some power heads will help. I'm not sure if 2 750's will be too much flow. I had 2 750's on my 80 and that was plenty of flow. As well as having to have the placement just right so it didnt blow the sand everywhere. Just my thoughts. Maybe one 750 or 2 k-3's. Just my thoughts
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #16
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Use the hob it won't hurt do your weekly maint. All will be fine. And clear water I have a 36 bow front with one 700 and a 250 korlia more than enough flow. You can buy one 700 see how it works then add from there.
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I have a 30 gallon with a hob filter and everything seems healthy, I want to add a power head to help with flow so I can add some corals. Which is better, the pump style or the fan looking style?
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Fan. That's the powerhead kind really it's best. The other are just pumps
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Thank you, that just saved me hours of research. How much flow (gph) will my 30 gallon need to create moderate to high flow?
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I believe it's 7-10 times the gallons you have
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