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Old 10-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #21
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are the Zoo med power sweep powerheads any better than a maxi-jet? how many gph am i looking for?

whats a reliable heater?

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Old 10-19-2008, 07:13 PM   #22
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I've had the power sweep before and as coraline starts to grow they will stick. Cleaning them with vinegar will take care of the but it gets to be a process. Look at the Koralia Nanos. They work well and provide a gentle large swath of flow.

Titanium heaters are great. I have 2 of them.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:25 PM   #23
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so my new list is...

2 hydor koralia nanos
1 100w heater
30lbs aragonite (on sale!)
55? gallons worth of instant ocean (on sale too!)
25 lbs base rock
5 or so lbs of live rock
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Personally, I like the Finnex titanium heaters.
Finnex 100w DIGITAL Titanium Heater w/controller: Premium Aquatics
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:51 PM   #25
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is it a problem if i dont use a titanium heater?
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:57 PM   #26
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If you are purchasing a standard glass 20g (not all-in-one) I use the following:

Filter: Hagen AquaClear 110 (made into refugium)
Heaters: x2 50w heaters by Tronic or Visitherm.
Lights: The 2x65w pcs will work fine, but I have 4x24w T5's.
Powerhead: I only have 1 nano Koralia because I have some sps demanding more water flow.

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Nope, not at all. I just like the idea that the titanium won't break. I do run two in each tank for redundancy, but that is also a personal preference.
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Nope, not at all. I just like the idea that the titanium won't break. I do run two in each tank for redundancy, but that is also a personal preference.
Better to run two smaller wattages than a single large
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i already have the aqueon 20 gallon kit. can i convert 2 hobs into a fuge?
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