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Old 09-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Hi Guys! I have a 55g FOWLR tank that I will eventually add reefs & corals. My question is regarding powerheads. What is the recommended gph powerhead for my tank? Also, I've been trying to post pictures of my tanks. Still can't figure it out. You're input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Hi Guys! I have a 55g FOWLR tank that I will eventually add reefs & corals. My question is regarding powerheads. What is the recommended gph powerhead for my tank? Also, I've been trying to post pictures of my tanks. Still can't figure it out. You're input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Have you looked into the Vortech MP's? If your budget allows I'd go with a MP40 or a MP10.

Koralia is cheaper and is a solid product also.

I've ran both in my bio cube 29

As far as pictures go. Are you using the app or online with your PC?
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Have you looked into the Vortech MP's? If your budget allows I'd go with a MP40 or a MP10.

Koralia is cheaper and is a solid product also.

I've ran both in my bio cube 29

As far as pictures go. Are you using the app or online with your PC?
Not to steal from the question but how do you calculate which one is the best one for your tank? After seeing the video of your reef tank I'm sold! I just don't know which one to get!
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Not to steal from the question but how do you calculate which one is the best one for your tank? After seeing the video of your reef tank I'm sold! I just don't know which one to get!
Hey Nikki!!

For me it was the different modes and % you can set it at. The night mode and the fact that the dry side is the motor. Less heat being transferred into the display tank. I'm a gadget kinda guy so the MP's were meant for me

That sold me!!

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Hey Nikki!!

For me it was the different modes and % you can set it at. The night mode and the fact that the dry side is the motor. Less heat being transferred into the display tank. I'm a gadget kinda guy so the MP's were meant for me

That sold me!!

Which one should I get if I have a 55 gallon tank that is 48 inches long?
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There's an MP 10, 20, and 40
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There's an MP 10, 20, and 40
You can do a MP40 on that tank and I would be killer. I've seen tanks with MP10's also even 2 MP10's do a YouTube search and check them out. They show a 55 gallon with a MP10 making some nice waves.
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