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Old 01-14-2014, 12:51 PM   #31
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heres an example. lets say you have a 10g tank (for easy numbers). now lets say you are aiming for 40x turnover. that would put you at 400 gph. because of the size of tank, you opt to use a return pump rated at 400 gph (tank has a sump below for this example)
and you only run 1 standard return nozzle. this would blow substrate ALL over the place, destroy prob every coral, and more than likely knock rocks over. now if you took that same setup, split the return line into 2 (one for each side of the tank) than put wideflow nozzles on each side, youd have a wider distributaion of the 400gph across the entire tank, not just one entry point. corals would be happy, water would be contained, and rocks would be stable.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:53 PM   #32
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thats also strictly an example, i know people are going to mention that "this and that shouldnt be done that way" but its meant to be used mainly as a means to express my point
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Ok I have a 96gallon corner tank. My return pump has a Y on it and I have two power heads one in each upper front corner kinda pointed at each other. This setup was bought used so I don't know the gph. As a new saltwater/reef tank keeper I'm just trying to make things as kosher as possible.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:29 PM   #34
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If theres no info listed on the return pumps and powerheads, snap a good photo of eah and upload them. im sure we can id them
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Will do this evening after work
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #36
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Here is my return pump and my power heads. There are two power heads. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:50 PM   #37
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Power head looks to be between 600-750 gph if I had to guess. Looks about the size of a fist or so. Mine are 750 and the size of my fist. Return pump is hard to say.

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Old 01-15-2014, 03:58 PM   #38
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return pump looks like a Danner Magdrive pump, if you can get the dimensions from yours, you can compare them.
as for the powerheads, they look like Hydor Koralias of some sort, the shape and the red mounting pin gve them away.
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link for some magdrive info
Mag Drive - Bulk Reef Supply

not so sure about the powerheads, im positive they are hydor koralias, but i couldnt help much more than that, they appear to be a slightly older model, so i wouldnt be able to tell what model or flowrate they are.
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The photos are misleading. The power heads are are about the size of my 4 year old daughters fist. Lol
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