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Old 02-25-2013, 09:37 PM   #11
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As long as your temp is stable and doesn't fluctuate more than 2 degrees. You may have the same problem as I do living in oz, I can't keep my temp down!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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I plan on keeping the tank FOWLR, I don't think I can keep up with the costs of a reef tank...
With that in mind, when you people talk about water turnover, does that include power of pump as well or just the powerheads?

If so could I get away with a pumps and a couple powerheads for about $200 or less?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #13
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I have 2 hydor 1400, 1 aqua clear 80, plus my canister return and my hob return. As long as there is no standing water you'll be set. You'll learn a ton about saltwater from this forum. I know I have. There are a lot of people with great info.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:17 PM   #14
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Could anyone tell me if these products are acceptable for my 125G FOWLR?

Amazon.com: Marineland Ml90509 Maxi-Jet 400 PRO, 110/500GPH: Pet Supplies

Amazon.com: Rio Plus 3100HP Water Pump for Aquarium, 900-Gallon Per Hour: Pet Supplies
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #15
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The key really is to create enough flow in the tank so there are no dead spots (no flow). There are several methods to doing this. You could take the simple route of buying oversized power heads. A lot of people do this and it works (just costs a lil more) the second route is buying power heads that can be controlled via a wave maker. This simply alternates power between power heads to create different currents. My favorite is the rockscaping. When youre scaping, simply keep the rocks 2"-3" away from the glass and overflows. This will allow water to flow around the rocks and pickup debris.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:56 PM   #16
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Would this work for my tank?

Amazon.com: Danner 02720 Pond Mag 9.5 950-Gallon-Per-Hour Pump with Foam Prefilter: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 AM   #17
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In your sump? I so yes. That's what I just picked up. How much did you pay? I've heard great things about them from fellow hobbiest.
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I absolutely love the mag drive line! I have an 18 on my 125 right now. Only think I can tell you is be careful of the size measurements. Danger apparently has 2 versions of every pump. A "normal" indoor pump and a "pond" version. The size measurements slightly differ etween the two
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I absolutely love the mag drive line! I have an 18 on my 125 right now. Only think I can tell you is be careful of the size measurements. Danger apparently has 2 versions of every pump. A "normal" indoor pump and a "pond" version. The size measurements slightly differ etween the two
Holy cow, you have a mag 18? I just picked up a mag 9.5 for me 135. After asking people and doing a little research seems like the 9.5 will work perfect for my overflows. I sure hope so...
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #20
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Yep lol. I'm lifting the water about 4 feet. Split to 2 overflows, each with 2 jet nozzles. So I need the added power. I'd also recommend opening the pump up and lubricating the impeller magnet with vasoline. It's ok if you don't but it gives a lil extra protection against damage. And try to remember that preventative maintaince is worth gold in this hobby. If you keep your equipment clean and free of gunk, they will usually return the favor with flawless service
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