Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by Jimbo7 View Post
20x turnover even is fine, preferred for reefs. Your fish will be fine. Point them at each other to create random flow around the tank.
Thanks Jim. So let me make sure I understand this. 20 x 36 gallons = 720. Does this mean I should have 720 gph flow from my power head(s)? If so, the two heads I purchased are each 750 gph so I think I should either keep only one of those or the other option is to replace them both with the two 425s since it sounds like two heads creates better movement in the water. And the two lower flow heads are smaller. What is your suggestion?

Thanks again!

Patrick Cox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 05:38 PM   #32
AA Team Emeritus
Jimbo7's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,996
20x total, so (sump return)+(powerheads)=x(tank volume) x being your targeted turnover rate. You might want to downsize those by a bit then.

Links to old builds:
12DX LED Build
Frag Tank (Fixed Link)
Dorm Pico Tank
Jimbo7 is offline   Reply With Quote


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fowlr Nickotopolous General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 09-10-2009 06:43 AM
what to do next with fowlr ramz28 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 08-10-2009 02:47 PM
Here We Go My 55 FOWLR bigjoeybx Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 35 03-03-2008 01:52 PM
FOWLR is no longer FOWLR Yellow Jobber Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 08-14-2007 11:05 AM
FOWLR nguyen27 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 12-26-2003 01:26 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.