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Old 08-08-2013, 01:20 PM   #41
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so i have been tagging along in this thread since i just started SW after many FW tanks. i was wondering if hardy fish (clowns and watchman goby) will be ok during the night if i turn of the HOB filter. the tank is in my room and i'm a light sleeper. i really can't move the tank to the living room or elsewhere cuz i'm renting a room from the home owner.

also, what's the quietest powerhead out there? like i said i'm a light sleeper and i can't sleep if the powerhead is making noises throughout the night. or can i turn it off during the night as well?
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #42
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so i have been tagging along in this thread since i just started SW after many FW tanks. i was wondering if hardy fish (clowns and watchman goby) will be ok during the night if i turn of the HOB filter. the tank is in my room and i'm a light sleeper. i really can't move the tank to the living room or elsewhere cuz i'm renting a room from the home owner.

also, what's the quietest powerhead out there? like i said i'm a light sleeper and i can't sleep if the powerhead is making noises throughout the night. or can i turn it off during the night as well?
You're going to want to keep some flow in the tank at all times for oxygen exchange. Some people do turn off the majority of their flow at night though. I would look at hydor koralia power heads, I have two of them and can't even tell they're running.
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You're going to want to keep some flow in the tank at all times for oxygen exchange. Some people do turn off the majority of their flow at night though. I would look at hydor koralia power heads, I have two of them and can't even tell they're running.
x2 im going to run twin hydor koralia 325 powerheads for a nice easy current, my hob isnt terribly loud but im a heavy sleeper lol it lulls me to sleep
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ok, so should i get two nano koralias240 powerheads for my 30gal tank or just one big one? i also have this Natural Wavemaker and i'm not sure if i should get the FLO deflector that people usually get

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #45
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ok, so should i get two nano koralias240 powerheads for my 30gal tank or just one big one? i also have this Natural Wavemaker and i'm not sure if i should get the FLO deflector that people usually get

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i would just do the 2 nano's ill probably be getting pair of those and ditching my 325's, for saltwater from what ive read, the better the circulation the better, so ill be going with a pair, but to each his own bud
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I have 2 240s on my 20g tank and wish I had gone with stronger ones. Go with the stronger flow.
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Whether they live through the night or not isnt the question haha. They will struggle with low oxygen levels in the water column with no flow. Cut your filter off and leave your powerheads running and you'll be fine as long as you have good surface agitation. Just don't forget to turn your filter back on or out it on a timer.
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I have 2 240s on my 20g tank and wish I had gone with stronger ones. Go with the stronger flow.
so i should go with a pair of nano 425's..?
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so i should go with a pair of nano 425's..?
I would if you plan to use a bigger grain sand to keep it from blowing around the tank. The more flow the better but you don't want your fish excessively fighting the current all day long
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so i should go with a pair of nano 425's..?
This is a 37g correct?

If so I would probably look at a pair of the Hydor koralia evolution 600s
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