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Old 07-05-2011, 02:20 AM   #51
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Scottay, I have a maxijet and have no problems with the sound. They are bulky which is my only complaint, but as far as circulation goes they are 3 times stronger than koralia for the price.
I really like the looks of mine and the performance. I just can't deal with the sound!! It went away but came back. I would think it was just this one but I bought two of them and they sound the same.

I thought it might need broken in but it still sounds terrible. I thought it might be loose or assembled wrong so I took them apart several times and put them together right, closely following the instructions diagram.

I googled, and others have similar problems while others claim they are super quiet. Seems to be hit or miss and I got the miss. I emailed customer support like a week ago and no answer. So for now they are salt mixers.
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I guess the bigger ones are loud. Is it a maxijet pro? I have that and it is dead quiet. I have the smallest maxi pro for about 15 bucks and it has 6 times the power of my 425 koralia which cost 35.

Literally have to point it 60 degrees up to avoid turning over the sand every 5 minutes in my 24 (small tank yes but I didn't imagine that the smallest maxi pro they had would be so strong for 15)
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:42 AM   #53
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It is this: Marineland Maxi-Jet 400 Pro (110/500 gph)

MaxiJet 400 pro

I agree they do have very good current.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #54
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Okay thanks for the replies! I'll look into all the powerheads that you all were talking about and see if I can find sone around here( I don't realty want to buy online except possibly eBay).
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #55
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I swear by the koralia powerheads. A bit more cash by a few dollars but they have magnetic mounts.

I was running 2 750 gph in my 55g along with the fluval canister return.
In my 125g reef I'm running 2 koralia 1400gph units with a return flow of about 1000gph.
In my cube I just run a koralia 425 and the return pump.
In my 125g FW tank I even have a maxijet for some circulation.

As far as sand, I bought pool filter sand from my local home depot for $5 per 50lbs. I found the play snd to be too fine and sharp edged as I plan on having sand sifting fish.

Hope that helps, I'm a little late for this thread. LOL
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:00 AM   #56
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The thing about the sand you can run into a problem with silica which leaches into the water and causes algae. Don't cut corners on something that will turn into a nightmare weeks down the line making you spend more money to do it right.

Cut corners on the rock get base rock and seed it with a few lbs of live rock.

In the long run it is cheaper to get an RO unit than buy RO water.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #57
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I swear by the koralia powerheads. A bit more cash by a few dollars but they have magnetic mounts.

I was running 2 750 gph in my 55g along with the fluval canister return.
In my 125g reef I'm running 2 koralia 1400gph units with a return flow of about 1000gph.
In my cube I just run a koralia 425 and the return pump.
In my 125g FW tank I even have a maxijet for some circulation.

As far as sand, I bought pool filter sand from my local home depot for $5 per 50lbs. I found the play snd to be too fine and sharp edged as I plan on having sand sifting fish.

Hope that helps, I'm a little late for this thread. LOL
Since everyone keeps talking about koralia powerheads I will definitely look into them and probably will end up buying them. Also I'll look around for some pool filter sand and not get play sand, thanks for the information!
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #58
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Two 1400 gph ph's in your 125 carey?? Danggg that just seems like a massive amount of circulation. My 2 ph's I have in the 125 I wanna say are rated between 350-375 but that's a ballpark figure, there's no id tag on them to tell me, just simply a 1010 on the top...who knows. Perhaps I need to look into bigger ph's as well
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Well they say it's a higher water turnover rate for saltwater don't they? I haven't seen any fish have any issue with the flow, the tang just swims around with no problem. The clowns used to have trouble though, sometimes they would go wave riding up towards the top. lol
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I'm getting the tank!! It's for certain today. We're picking it up around 3! Sooo excited
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