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Old 08-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Do you really need surface agitation because I have a reef tank and my corals need flow. I have two fans facing down on opposite ends I have a 65 tall tank. Or should I buy two more fans to face upward for surface agitation
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Do you really need surface agitation because I have a reef tank and my corals need flow. I have two fans facing down on opposite ends I have a 65 tall tank. Or should I buy two more fans to face upward for surface agitation
By fans, do you mean power heads?
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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By fans, do you mean power heads?
Yes my bad
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i believe you do, surface agitation facilitates gas exchange
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You should buy 1 morw and face it a bit upwards towards the front of the tank. It will create a nice turbulent water flow
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You should buy 1 morw and face it a bit upwards towards the front of the tank. It will create a nice turbulent water flow
Ok I will do so
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I have a cheap power head from petco pointed at my surface, it works great because it can angle 45 degrees. I would say go with something like this if you don't want to spend a ton on a power head for surface agitation, if you also want more flow then I would probably get something of better quality. Oceanic BioCube Circulation Aquarium Pump is the name of the one I got and it was about $30. The Hydor Koralia Nano Water Circulation Pump is nice but I can't get mine to angle to the surface. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:30 PM   #8
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I have a cheap power head from petco pointed at my surface, it works great because it can angle 45 degrees. I would say go with something like this if you don't want to spend a ton on a power head for surface agitation, if you also want more flow then I would probably get something of better quality. Oceanic BioCube Circulation Aquarium Pump is the name of the one I got and it was about $30. The Hydor Koralia Nano Water Circulation Pump is nice but I can't get mine to angle to the surface. Hope this helps.
Ok thanks I will probably go this way don't want to spend a lot of money because I already have two
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