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Old 06-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Would a wave pump be ideal for a 75 gallon tank?
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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I use 2 wave pump setups in my 90g I keep saying Im taking them out as it seems to be useless . I find running power heads constant I get way better flow , there fine in my 40g but I am probably going to remove them from that tank as well ,
believe it or not they shortens the life of the power head .
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I use 2 wave pump setups in my 90g I keep saying Im taking them out as it seems to be useless . I find running power heads constant I get way better flow , there fine in my 40g but I am probably going to remove them from that tank as well ,
believe it or not they shortens the life of the power head .


Kinda new to it but what you mean power head?
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Are you asking if you need any powerheads/pumps that circulate the water in the tank?
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this is a circulation pump/power head


the wavemaker unit is a separate piece that you plug the power head into , I didn't flip over them , so I prob will put them into the classifieds once I get them removed ,
some like them but I wasn't impressed ,
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Are you asking if you need any powerheads/pumps that circulate the water in the tank?


Yes! I'm asking if it's needed or preferred? Would it help with coral ?
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Yes you need them you really want 20-30x turnover rate in your tank so for a 75 you'd want 2-3 powerheads on opposite sides that do 750-1500gph each
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Yes you need them you really want 20-30x turnover rate in your tank so for a 75 you'd want 2-3 powerheads on opposite sides that do 750-1500gph each


Thanks! I just purchased one that does 1150gph. I'll look into another one later after I get my tank more set up! I have a light and protein skimmer ordered as well.
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