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Old 02-22-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Reef tank equipment

What did you guys think for a reef tank? Just normal power heads or wavemakers?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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Sorry but could you clarify your question? Do you mean what kind of powerhead?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:48 AM   #3
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Like I have a 20 high gallon tank and wanted to see what would be best for water circulation
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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IMO wave makers are not effective in small tanks like 20 gal. You need to have long water surface to make a good wave.
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That's what I was thinking but how much flow should be in the 20 gallon tank
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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Aim for 20-50x the tank size.
For example, in my 20h I run a Koralia 425 and a 250gph HOB filter.
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Randomizing flow patterns are healthy for corals. Bouncing flow off of walls and corners helps, but even a cheap power strip that will alternate the power heads on and off works.
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I agree with greg
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:29 PM   #9
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So what do you think I should get for my 20 high
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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Look at the Koralias, two 425s would probably work.
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