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Old 02-19-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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powerhead advice?

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I am starting off a 46-gal all-glass bow front tank, and wanted to know what recommendations for circulation people had. Its starting off FOWLR (40lbs rock), but I might venture into getting some soft coral. I dont think I'll be getting the hard stuff needing the high flow currents, etc.

Any feedback on what Maxijets should I get, how many of them, where should I position them, etc?

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Old 02-19-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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if it helps, here is my tank. I'll be using a Prizm deluxe for protein skimming. I have an Aquaclear 200, but from what I've been told, I'm thinking about not using it at all (worried about nitrate overload?)
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Old 02-19-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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You can use the aquaclear you just haave to be sure and clean it frequently. I like to run mechanical filtration on my tank; I think my tank looks better with it. Some people do not like it. You will have to experiment and see what happens. That is the fun part of the hobby! I would definately run maxi jets if you are using powerheads. These are by far the best on the market and hold up under the abuse of a wavemaker! (2) 1200's or (2) 900's would do a good job on your tank.
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I agree with Darin...two MJ 1200's or 900's would do you well. You might look into a Natural Wave powerstrip later. That would give you some good wave action without breaking the bank. It would also allow you to add a third powerhead if you saw the need for it.
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