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Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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The eternal search for the right Powerhead(s)

Allright.. I curently have 28 gallon saltwater tank(buying corals next week) 1 marineland 200, 1 aqua clear 20-40 filter, 1 Koralia 425 nano Ph, and 1 Petco 225gph PH.

I want to keep lps and soft corals.(im not getting a sump for a while or a protein skimmer(I do 20% WC once a week)

Ok my options are either return the Petco powerhead($20) and get a really high gph Maxi jet Marineland on Amazon(around $20)

OR......

Return the Koralia nano and the Petco powerhead, and get a really high gph Koralia/ Maxijet...

(getting another powerhead in adittion to the other 2 is not an option since im young and its my parents money(im in dept by $600+) so ive gotta use the money ive spent on them

I just dont feel theres enough flow for the corals i wanna keep?(brain po/yps, etc)

I have a rock pile(stacked straight up) going through the midde of my whole tank. The petco powerhead is in the back bottom of the tank. And the koralia is in the front bottom.

So placement for the new powerheads ill be exchanging mine for is appreciated! Sorry for the long message!(ive only had the powerheads for like a week and am not impressed)

I kinda justbwanna return the 2 phs for 1 Koralia that can handle the whole tank and make a wave lkke movement at the top of the tank all at the same time? Please help!
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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vortech pumps are the best but pricey. Check out the mp10
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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vortech pumps are the best but pricey. Check out the mp10
Haha, yeah and if you don't need the other arm or leg, I'll take 'em.
I would return the Petco one and get another Maxi-jet, it would be sufficient for your needs and especially your budget!!
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Nooooo way! Over $200!! I was thinking 1 koralia 1400 by itself. Would this work? It would turn the tank over 50 times. How should i position it?
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Ohnreally! Thanks! What model?
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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Maybethe maxi jet 1200? Haha yeah if anything i need another arm and leg!
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One would probably work, but I was thinking that two, opposed to each other might give the current some randomness. Just a thought.
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Well id keep the koralia in the front and put the maxi 1200 in the back botttom pointing at the top. You can angle the maxijets right?
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Pointing at the top of the opposite side of the tank)
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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Yes, they come with an attachment to the outflow to direct water upward and angled to the sides. I have 4-1200's in my tank, and they will push a decent amount of water the full 6 feet of my tank. My returns push a lot of water, so the 1200's have been sufficient.
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