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Old 06-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #41
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a power head and a circulation pump are one in the same, just 2 different names for it. i don't know how it would be to accomplish even flow throughout that tank. it's an odd shape for sure. i fear if you put an extremely strong power head on one side, nothing will be able to be placed near it. i might try a pair of 500-700 gph pumps, like hydor koralia evolutions or mj pros and see what that does for the tank before i went stronger. the only thing i don't like about the maxijets is that they don't have magnet mounts, just suction cups.
as for placement, you'll have to move things around a bit in order to get it right. you want to achieve decent flow throughout the tank and little or no dead spots.
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a power head and a circulation pump are one in the same, just 2 different names for it. i don't know how it would be to accomplish even flow throughout that tank. it's an odd shape for sure. i fear if you put an extremely strong power head on one side, nothing will be able to be placed near it. i might try a pair of 500-700 gph pumps, like hydor koralia evolutions or mj pros and see what that does for the tank before i went stronger. the only thing i don't like about the maxijets is that they don't have magnet mounts, just suction cups.
as for placement, you'll have to move things around a bit in order to get it right. you want to achieve decent flow throughout the tank and little or no dead spots.
Ok that sounds good I will try that, thanks
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Today this is results, whats this mean? Three days ago the ammonia was at 0.50 the nitrite 0.25 the nitrate at 10 ??? Help
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Well the thing is with the maxijet PRO you can convert it and use either an impeller or propeller, and the impeller reduces the flow significantly but is still worth more as far as pushing water goes for the price.

I just think the smaller Koralias are really overpriced for what they do, which is blow water with a weak propeller. I have a 15 dollar maxijet pro 600 and a 425gph koralia in my 24. The koralia was 32 dollars and maxijet was 15, the maxijet converted to an impeller pushes twice the volume of water.

It is bulkier for sure, but in a 72" tank you're going to need that flow.
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Once you have no ammonia or nitrite then you do a water change to bring your nitrate down and you should be safe to start slowly adding livestock. (if you have CUC you will need to feed the tank even if you don't have any fish yet)
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Once you have no ammonia or nitrite then you do a water change to bring your nitrate down and you should be safe to start slowly adding livestock. (if you have CUC you will need to feed the tank even if you don't have any fish yet)
How big of a water change?
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Well the thing is with the maxijet PRO you can convert it and use either an impeller or propeller, and the impeller reduces the flow significantly but is still worth more as far as pushing water goes for the price.

I just think the smaller Koralias are really overpriced for what they do, which is blow water with a weak propeller. I have a 15 dollar maxijet pro 600 and a 425gph koralia in my 24. The koralia was 32 dollars and maxijet was 15, the maxijet converted to an impeller pushes twice the volume of water.

It is bulkier for sure, but in a 72" tank you're going to need that flow.
but how long have you had these pumps, and how many times have you had to pick them up off of the sand bed and do some damage control as a result of their losing suction from the glass?
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