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Old 09-20-2009, 03:21 AM   #1
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water turn over question

Alright then i just want to start off and say how helpul these forums have been.Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!! Now on to my next big task ahead of me. I am seting uo a 30 gal Bowfront reef tank and I will be using a Marine land bio wheel that has a out put of 150 gallons an hour. I plan on using two marine land power heads with a flow rate of 150 G/P a piece and finally a seaclone protien skimmer that is rated a 125 G/P. Now if my math is correct i will be moving about 575 G/P. This will turn my tank over about 16 times in an hour. Is this flow rate enough?? Or is it to much or not enough??
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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Dnt know about the turnover rate thing, but if i may make a suggestion, don't get the seaclone skimmer. they are junk, and will wind up making you pay more, than if you just got a good one like a reef octopus, or another trusted brand. JMO.
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:42 AM   #3
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i agree with zer0 and also that much flow should be fine
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so what does on of those bad boys run and wheres the best place to buy them
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Try aquacave, a skimmer is not required on a tank that small as pwc will accomplish the same thing. IMO, not enough movement, I aim for 20x-30x turnover per hour, I have 55x turnover per hour in my 20g . I agree, seaclones are junk, make a nice fuel for a fir from what I have heard .
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Haha, very true. I didn't even notice the fact that the tank was a 30Gal, and so with that now known, i 100% agree with thom. You really do not need a skimmer at all. Having live rock will provide all the biological filtration you need, and then partial water changes will take care of the rest.
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