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Old 10-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #71
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For powerheads look into the koralias or like huma said the vortechs. Vortechs are awesome little powerheads that have different settings that allow for waves and different types of current. They are definitely worth the money! If you do start a reef is look at the total tank volume turning over between 25-40 x per hour depending on corals you want. Also, side note do the big tank fowlr and the 45 as a reef. That way you can keep fish like blue face angels and porcupine puffers that aren't reef safe in it. The blue face could be ok in a reef but as a beginner I wouldn't recommend it.
+1. Almost forgot the Koralias. They do have a wavemaker control unit for the Koralias, however some of hydors powerheads do NOT have variable speed control, meaning that they are either on or off, the vortechs and jebao powerheads can operate anywhere between 10-100% power, at any length of time needed
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+1. Almost forgot the Koralias. They do have a wavemaker control unit for the Koralias, however some of hydors powerheads do NOT have variable speed control, meaning that they are either on or off, the vortechs and jebao powerheads can operate anywhere between 10-100% power, at any length of time needed
Thank you for your help again, I won't be getting a larger tank for quite some time but am looking into it for the parents! Now you mention it I think it would be a better option having the 45g as a reef! On the topic of powerheads would you say to get a wavemaker instead of a standard powerhead? Does it do the same thing? Also if I was to stock around 25kg of lr in my tank what would turnover would I be looking for? (190 litres approx my tank holds) How do you decide on what setting to use?
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I personally will never buy another standard powerhead (fixed flow) after getting this jebao unit. The amount of flow variation is incredible. Not only that but i can turn the flow down a few notches for night time and even shut down the powerhead for 10 minutes to feed. Not to mention a powerhead like this can be controlled through a tank controller (apex, reef keeper, reef angel). Dont get me wrong, theres quite a few decent reliable fixed flow powerheads available, but once you see the benefits of a wavemaker powerhead, you will understand. As for turnover, thats really based on what you plan on keeping in the tank coral-wise. Spme previous posts have given good starting points for different types of corals
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thanks for your reply, I am seriously considering a wavemaker now for when I have spare cash. does it matter on which rate of flow you set it at? If so how do you know how to set it?
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It does matter depending on type of corals in the tank but other than that no
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It does matter depending on type of corals in the tank but other than that no
Ahh for the time-being I'll be okay then due to having no corals and not planning on having them until my water levels have settled down and this algae has died down, also wouldnt mind stocking my tank a bit more. for my 45 gal (190litres) woult the 8000L jabao unit (WP25) be too powerful?
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I believe the 25 maxes out at about 1,700 gph so that would be about 37x turnover in your 45. That may be a bit strong coming from a single source, but you can adjust the wp25 down as far as 50%, or roughly 700gph. So id say its a perfect fit for your tank. Just as a warning though, in w1 mode, you will find the sweet spot that creates a pretty decent wave action, make sure you dont splash water out of the tank like i did lol
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I believe the 25 maxes out at about 1,700 gph so that would be about 37x turnover in your 45. That may be a bit strong coming from a single source, but you can adjust the wp25 down as far as 50%, or roughly 700gph. So id say its a perfect fit for your tank. Just as a warning though, in w1 mode, you will find the sweet spot that creates a pretty decent wave action, make sure you dont splash water out of the tank like i did lol
Hahaha, I was beginning to fear that! This is going to sound real daft but is there anywhere you would recommend to fit in the tank?
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In order to maximize the wave modes, id run it on either side of the tank, about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way down the glass. I point mine straight forward towards the powerhead at the other end. Theres a wave action video on my build thread to show just how powerful these powerheads are
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In order to maximize the wave modes, id run it on either side of the tank, about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way down the glass. I point mine straight forward towards the powerhead at the other end. Theres a wave action video on my build thread to show just how powerful these powerheads are
Huma, What turnover do I require for a protein skimmer on my 45gal?
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