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Old 09-04-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Powerheads and Powerhead Setup

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Recently my powerheads both broke and I now have a new aquarium setup. I have a 46 Gallon Bowfront with the rocks all the way at the back placed in the center going up to about half of the aquarium. I was wondering how many and which brand of powerheads I should go with and where they should be placed. It is a reef aquarium. Also, how much flow rate should each powerhead have?
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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overal you'll need at least 15x46g turnover for a reef tank,as for preference i use Hydor korallia,the flow rate of the powerhead isn't too important as long as you have enough,2 small powerheads is better then 1 large powerhead,this helps to illiminate dead spots in your tank.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Here are some ideas on setting up your pumps and flow positions.
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what corals are you planning on keeping? lps and softies need a lot less flow than sps.
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I plan on keeping both types of corals
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:43 AM   #6
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Would it be better to get two of the koralia 425 or two of the koralia 750 for my 46 gallon. This website says the recommended tank size for the koralia 750 is 30-50 gallons but does that just mean for 1 powerhead? or does that mean even if you have 2 this would be the recommended size? of both powerheads have to equal around 750gph?
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you need to take into account the gph of your filter as well that will be a min of 200-300gph,i think 2 425 will be fine.
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i think you are going to need more than that. especially if you plan to keep sps.
i would go with the larger ones. that sizing recommendation they give you is nonsense. look into the seio prop pumps as well. i like them better than the koralias. i've used both over the years and the seios are constructed better. the koralias would always shock me after a while.
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So im new to this hobby..... if i want to get 2 of the Koralia 2 will i need some kind of controller??
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na. just the pumps.
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