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Old 07-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Too Much Flow?

I am building a 46 gallon bowfront. do you think 2 maxijet 400's are too much over kill?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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I would actually have more than that. I would double that amount of flow.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Should i have one on each side or both on 1 side?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Yeah, I would think 2 800's would probably be better.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #5
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Or 4 400s. Same flow with less dead spots.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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so I can go get new ones. Should i have 1 on each side? Sorry I'm a noob lol
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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so I can go get new ones. Should i have 1 on each side? Sorry I'm a noob lol
U wanna put them in spots that will ensure you don't get " dead spots " where the water is still and not moving , this will cause a lot of food and waste to build there. U also want to make sure to be causing a lot of surface agitation this is the main source of oxygen to the tank and will also help stabilize PH

I have 3 and need to get 1 stronger one to go in as well
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #8
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I would atleast put 2 900s if not 1200s in that tank. One on each side pointing at the front glass. When i have my 26 bowfront i had 2 900s on a red sea wavemaker and it worked out great
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #9
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I have a 46 bowfront reef and have 3 500's plus my to return splits at about 400 a piece. One pump is on the side glass with 2 on the opposite side back glass.. you just have to watch that your flow doesn't create a "toilet bowl" effect and swirl around the tank cause I've found it to cause the sand to blow pretty badly from the front glass
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:02 AM   #10
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Hmmmmm......... I have a 46 bow front and a 1400 lph filter and 2x 2800 lph koralias, roughly equates to 80 times tank turnover lol. Is this considered too much?
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