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Old 08-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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I was wondering if my water circulation will be adequate using my return pump 500gph one 450 korilla and one 1050 korilla powerheads. For a 57 gallon soon to be reef tank with 20 gallon sump?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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A good rule to live by is to have 30x turn over rate, thats 30 x Water amount = gph needed.
So its 30 x 57 = 1710.

Your going to need a couple more pumps.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:32 PM   #3
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is it 30 X? I always thought 10 X the water volume.

In my 125g I have 2 1600's and a return of 1200 and that seems like an awful lot but by the 30 X motto I would be just over a tad.

In my cube I run a 425 or a 750 and the 295 return so I would be under then...
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I kinda think its a little much to but that's what I've always heard.
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ive never heard 30x thats alot. but then again ive done 50x in one tank.... your good with those pumps
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Well I thought power heads are added to GPH so with return and both powerheads I'm looking at about 1950gph. So is that correct?
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In my opinion you have enough flow. That 425 could be upped though, it would be a good thing.
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Thanks for the info much appreciated
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:30 AM   #9
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It sounds like 15 to 20 is good for reef's and 5 t 10 is good for fowlr.
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