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Old 03-26-2014, 01:13 PM   #51
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Are you planning on keeping sps?

Not right away. Maybe after the tank is established a year or two but prob not
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Not right away. Maybe after the tank is established a year or two but prob not

Then the 240s should be ok as long as you don't have any dead spots
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Then the 240s should be ok as long as you don't have any dead spots

What would be the best placement for them?

How would I know if I have dead spots?
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A dead spot is a low flow area where things start to settle. It can cause nutrient issues or even cyano. I would say start them about half to 2/3 the way up the side walls and aim them at each other and go from there. Each set up is a little different so you may have to play with the ph placement to get it right for your tank/scape
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A 425 and 240 would probably be barely enough for sps. 2 425s would be better. I had a 240 and 425 and it was ok but I got some dead spots. I upgraded to an mp10 and it's much better
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I'm having a hard time justifying 250 for one power head for the mo10's. Two 425s would be to much flow for softies and Lps tho right?
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You could try one of the new jaebos there like a combination of the k-nanos and the vortechs
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I'm having a hard time justifying 250 for one power head for the mo10's. Two 425s would be to much flow for softies and Lps tho right?

Not necessarily. You could point the Powerheads at the surface and such to spread the flow out a little bit.
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A 425 and 240 would probably be barely enough for sps. 2 425s would be better. I had a 240 and 425 and it was ok but I got some dead spots. I upgraded to an mp10 and it's much better

Yeah but mp10s are like $250! That's a lot...
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Yeah but mp10s are like $250! That's a lot...

Ya but there honestly worth it IMO
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