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Old 05-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #621
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Lol yes it's a 4 foot tank. I'm starting to think that may be to much. What does everyone else think? I have a 20 gallon fresh tank that I put a 70gallon grade filter on and it's a lot for the tank!

Idk! Lol. What do you all think / have on your own tanks.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #622
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I think it will be fine. You may have to diffuse one of them (or both) by aiming it at the glass and letting it bounce off. Your return pump lines will add more flow but will also help break up the direct flow if you aim them in the current.

Unless you see your fish pinned up against the glass or your sand blowing everywhere it is fine!

The rockwork and fish will actually help to diffuse flow, too.
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Alright i think I'll stick with what I had planned on. I'm thinking about 100LBS of rock and 80-90LBS of sand. Still far off but wishful thinking!
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I have a 1050 and a 750 in my 75 gallon with a 1000 return and that is plenty of flow.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #625
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Yay! Got the right skimmer
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #626
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just one quick word of caution about the ebay powerheads. make sure you watch out for stray voltage leaking into your tank. I have read many complaints of this accruing both from reviews as well as comments on the sellers ebay accounts.

I'm not saying they won't work just watch out for that it would just suck if 6 months down the road stray voltage nukes your tank.

Only reason I say this is I was considering ordering the until I did a mountain of research.

with the amount of flow you plan on using make sure you have a large grit sand. I have sugar fine sand and I know it would be all over the place with that much flow.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:35 PM   #627
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I'd just stick to koralias or seio powerheads, better safe than sorry. You do get what you pay for so keep that in mind.

I would get 2 1050's if it were me.
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I've got a grounding probe in my tank which cost me like $3. Overall the savings could be spent on sand or rock.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #629
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Well I bought my return pump. It's a LifeGuard 3000.

I may be buying my sump tank because Petco has the dollar per gallon sale. It's gonna be a 20 gallon sump and I think I'll buy the QT now as well. I'll see what size fits.
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Sounds good! let us know as you go how you're doing!
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