Originally Posted by Addison
Starting a 29G SW
. What's the recommended gph
from a powerhead? Also what's the best API testing kit to get? Saltwater master or reef master?
They say 40-50x tank volume for power head rate. I would get 2 Hydor Koralia 550s. I prefer at least 2 PHs. Just to mix the flow up. Check out Hydors website they have a chart break down. People like vortech PHs a lot too. I prefer Hydor at my current stage in reef keeping. The magnet/ suction cups are great.
As for test kit, it depends on what you are testing. It's fundamental to start with the salter water master, meant to help with cycling. The reef keeper is for maintains proper levels with corals:Ca
, Phos, Alk
I have both kits. I used them a lot at the beginning, now I hardly test. My tank is pretty stable.
FYI, there is some inaccuracy with the API kits. The Red Sea kits are supposed to be more accurate but they are more expensive. For the most part I think API is sufficient for getting started.