Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
audifusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ajax,ON
Posts: 336
Size power heads

800 gallon l shape

Front is 8 x 4
Side is 7x 3
Depth 30"

Flow from return pump@ 5000 gph

What size power heads should I get. And where should I put them.

Just picked up 2 doubles that do 3200 gph,2 @ 1350 gph and 2@ 800 gph

Plus I have the flow from the return which I split in two ( and could get a flow accelerator on if needed)

Current stock,

5 tangs, 1 foxface , 4 clowns, 2 dragonettes, 1 bamboo shark, 1 emperor angel
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-395493600.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	59.6 KB
ID:	91432   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3526876801.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	64.7 KB
ID:	91436  

__________________

__________________
audifusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
NyteGTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 549
2xMP60s on each end of the tank shooting towards the ccorner or 4xMP40s (2 on each side shooting at the corner of the tank top & bottom) & I don't know if even that will be enough haha
__________________

__________________
90G Reef - in Progress
12G Nanocube - Nano reef
15g QT, 10G Frag
NyteGTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
nyte has a good idea an expenisive one but on a tank like that i don't think cost is much of a concern
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 79
what about a wave maker? I watched a video on mrsalterwater and a guy had 400g tank 8ft long that had 4 mp 60's and they didn't work out for him. he ended up adding a large wavemaker box and 2 mp 60's.

I think Wave maker boxes would be the best bet for flow.
__________________
sim1killa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
the vortec MP pumps all have their own wavemakers, and probably the only powerhead system truly designed to be put on a wavemaker controller

heres a single MP60 on a 6' long tank

Vortech MP60 Marine Tank UK - YouTube

seriously how doesn't four MP60s work on an 8' 400g tank
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
audifusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ajax,ON
Posts: 336
Unfortunately the vortech pumps won't work because I don't have the space to put them on the ends.

On the 7 ft end, there's about 1 1/4 inch between tank and wall.

8 ft end, is a viewing window.


what's the Neptune apex interface like? Is the wave maker function decent?

what about a wave box?

I have been reading about additional stress to the tank itself from wave makers too... So not too sure if I want to have waves per say, just some decent flow.
__________________
audifusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have the reefkeeper elite from Digital Aquatics and it comes with a wavemaker for up to four pumps. i managed to get a pretty decent wave going in my tank with four powerheads but it wasnt for me so i just use 2 now utilizing the controller.

The apex I believe is very similar and I think it can control up to 4 pumps as well.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
What about a fire pump? Lol
__________________

__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.