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Old 06-27-2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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What is your preferred flowrate..

I have a 600gph sump pump & 3 Maxi 160gph heads on a wavemaker pro. This is in my 46g bowfront..

Curious if I should upgrade my Maxi's to the 240's...

I keep fish, LR, and corals..

What is your preferred gph?
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Old 06-27-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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460-690 gph is a good turnover based on 10-15x. You're absolutely fine as far as flow is concerned. (You're over 20x)
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I dunno, i go by the way the water looks on the top.........
I like my water on the top to be really agitated

I've got a mag 7 return pump and 2 maxijet 1200s on a 72 bowfront.
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Sounds like an awful lot already. I'd go for a gentle ripple on the surface rather than "really agitated".
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I'd go for a gentle ripple on the surface rather than "really agitated".
heh..... I really need to work on expressing my thoughts through words better. lol
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Oops. My assesment about too much flow should've been directed @ Poolrad.
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