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Old 03-20-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Need ADVICE Please

I just got a 35gallon Hex tank. I was wondering what the ideal size Powerhead would be and also what size heater should i get. The dimensions of the tank are 23 L x 20 W x 24 H. this is gonna be a saltwater fish tank only no reef. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:55 PM   #2
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You want to have the water turned over at a rate of 10 X's your tank volume per/hr. I would get two smaller ph's as opposed to one large one and place one on either end.
Maybe two maxijet 400's.
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i was thinkin of gettin 2 maxijets just not sure what size to get and what about heater size?
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I'd go with 2 MaxiJet 600's or 900's. The 400 is only moving 106 GPH, which would put you a little on the low side of 10x turn over.

As for the heater, in a 35 gallon I would suggest a 150 watt heater.
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i would say two 100-150 watt heaters, set them both to the proper temp, and in case one goes you have a backup. I also suggest two maxi-jet powerheads, 900's should be fine (they pump 230 gallons per hour). I also searched ebay quick and they have two for 35.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...366448830&rd=1

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I also searched ebay quick and they have two for 35.00.
Skip eBay - PetSolutions has Maxi Jet's on sale right now.
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i actually brought mine off of ebay through petsolutions, that link may not be for petsolutions. the link is to the auction i won, i also recommend petsolutions.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT
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I'd go with 2 MaxiJet 600's or 900's. The 400 is only moving 106 GPH, which would put you a little on the low side of 10x turn over.

As for the heater, in a 35 gallon I would suggest a 150 watt heater.
lol oops. I agree. My math is a little off. Sorry about that.
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lol oops. I agree. My math is a little off. Sorry about that.
Don't be sorry! I had to do the math myself before I posted my response. I saw your post and said... Yeah, Fluff has it right. Then I started thinking about it and thought.... maybe he's a little bit off!

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I noticed a couple weeks ago they started selling on eBay but I've found if you purchase direct from there site it's cheaper (most items). Don't ask me why.
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do u recommend 2 heaters or is one sufficent? I already have one 200W heater will this be enough?
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