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Old 02-21-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Creating a good reef current

i was looking at revtrees and landos tank pics, very nice by the way, and i realized one big equipement difference bettween my 90 gallon tank and their tanks. you cant see the equipement that moves the water around in their tank. i have 4 ugly hagen 402 powerheads. i want to get rid of them and gett watever those guys have in their tanks. it has to be good for corals like xenia and gonipora, not direct current but still makes them pulasate. I need recomendations. tanks guys. not that expensive under 200 canadian dollars.

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I have a closed loop in my tank. No power heads etc. Is that what you are talking about?
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No power heads in mine either. Just my return pipes that keep plenty of current.
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uhhh... im not sure. i guess what i ment to say is that i want to upgrade my powerheads to something that is much more top of the line and that the real experienced reef keepers recomend.
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I think you want to look into a closed loop. If you add a current controller to it you will pass you $200 limit though. I do not have a controller but have 12 nozzles. It is very easy to have a turbulent current without a wavemaker.
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brenden can you name a site with information on this closed loop thing

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Here is a small one but should explain everything. I recommend loc-line for the inputs. Look neater and easier to control flow.
http://www.melevsreef.com/closedloop.html
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ok now all i need is prefferably a place where i could buy one all ready made or at least a place that says how to make one. i have a 90 gallon undrilled tank
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Make it yourself. They are very simple and easy to do. Mine circulates 8,000 GPH and it only took about 3 hours to do everything. I had a monster pump etc to mount so it should not take you long.
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ok. i need to know how to make one of these thing for my 90 gallon. Materials and procedures. It cant be too weak or too strong for my tank

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