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Old 08-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #31
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We're still talking about koralia 425's right? Anything more could give you trouble, it didnt for me, but I like alot of flow. Two 425's will be enough, 2 550's would be nice too.

I use 2 750's in my 55g as well. i was even using a 750 in my 29g biocube with absolutely no ill effects, but that probably has to do with all the live rock I have in there and how it's placed.

every tank is different though. If you ahve alot of rock I thinkmore flow is needed. If you have very delicate fish though that should be considered as well. My mandarin doesnt mind the 425 in the cube but I havent tried her with the 750 yet. But I will be.

I think the water turnover youre looking for is at least 10x the water volume for fish only and 30x for reefs. So 1000gph total with the filter included is pretty close.

You could also buy just one and scope it out. See what it does for your tank.

You have a 30" long tank correct?
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:15 PM   #32
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I have over 4000gph going in my 125g. LOL I think I win now! LOL
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:19 PM   #33
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I have 40x turnover and you have 32x HAHAHAHAHHAHSNJEKENEKWMM. No but really, if you place the power heads correctly, it won't look like you really have very much. I have my power heads towards the front top, pointing in towards each other to the back. I put in a 1" blue tang in there until he gets better and he plays in the current all the time. My clownfish know how to avoid it lol
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:28 PM   #34
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Haha good for your clowns, but now that Carey said hers "surf" with the powerheads, I want mine to lol

And yes carey the koralias, And yes on the 30g long, I want to get a lot of lr in there, as much as I can to still look good to me lol and hopefully a lot of zoas, shrooms, and birdsnest, I know there are some fish that pick at coral so would my rusty angel, mandarin, clowns, and a one of the wrasses I mentioned before be okay In there?
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:37 PM   #35
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Angels all have the possibility of nipping, it;s just their nature.

We've had this conversation about the mandarin already did we not? You have a good long time before you can consider putting one in. But having an abundance of live rock will help along. Also a refugium could be a very helpful option as well.
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Yea, I love my mandarin lol but I will keep him in his well established tank until it's ready
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And I don't think I will be able to afford a refugium or the set up it needs for a while i wish I could
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They make hang on back refugiums too. heres a really cheap one

can';t couch for it however as I don't have one. But it looks very similar to ones that cost twice as much.

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Oh wow, that is way cheaper than what I was thinking, thanks for the link, gotta save that for later lol
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2 1400's in a 55 would be absolutely crazy.
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