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Old 01-01-2014, 07:24 PM   #11
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Right now it is only gonna. E fish and live rock..... Maybe reef in the future but when I used a 1200 in this tank before when it was freshwater it blew the sand everywhere and I never could get it to settle..... Is it going to be different with salt water and live sand?

I haven't had any problem with my two 850's blowing around my substrate
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:24 PM   #12
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I believe if you attached the 2 power heads about 2/3 up to the side panes and aimed them at each other, you would not see sand blowing around.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #13
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Power Head help!

Just wanted you to see where I have mine at..
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:34 PM   #15
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Lol I didn't even notice that
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:07 PM   #16
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Sounds good..... Thank you all so much for the help!!
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #17
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You want 30-40 times turnover. So a 30 gallon tank would want 900-1200 GPH flow. Go with 2 power heads so you can create a current instead of a whirlpool.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:45 PM   #18
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Power Head help!

30-40 times turnover is overkill in a fowlr, I would go with 2 1000-1200 GPH pumps. I ran 2 1050 and 1 1200 on my 55 and it was good. I used the natural wave maker power bar and it was nice, easier on the wallet than the hydor one and works the same way with the addition of a 3rd controlled outlet. Sand blowing around wasn't an issue either and on that note I would caution against using maxi jets as power heads as the suction cups are horrible and the powerheads can fall down. They do have an arm to hold it also but it is short so you have to have the pump up high to use it. Honestly from personal experience the koralias are good pumps but I would avoid the wave maker as contrary to what hydor says they don't work very well after a time. They will start trying to spin backwards after a while which is dealt with by a rubber bumper but I found with mine that the bumpers would break off eventually and then it will start backwards frequently. If you can afford it look at the ecotech pumps. I got some a while back and they are AWESOME. Expensive but worth it. One mp40 would have your water churning like mad, or a couple mp10.
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I have been having pretty good luck with Aqueon pumps.
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Ok this caught my interest. So with this logic my 96 gallon corner reef aquarium should be flowing about 3000gph? If this is true I should also take in to count the flow that my return pump is pushing back in correct??
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