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Old 09-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Is a 800 GPH power head wave maker enough for a 55ga tank?
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Those should be fine. You will likely need two of those.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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What are your plans for the tank? That will help us figure out how much flow. A FOWLR can get by with around 10x the volume where a full blown SPS reef will need as much as 50x volume
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As of right now we do plan on doing live rock, but no corals anytime soon.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #5
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I'd add a 1500 gph PH. if it were me your fish wont mind the extra flow and it will save you an upgrade later.
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Then I wouldn't need 2 of the 800s?
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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In a tank your size a single 1500 may be too much flow from a single source. The two 800s would be best.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Aim the 800 at the 1500 that will give you a chaotic flow through out the tank It amounts to 41x tank volume The rocks will slow down the flow also. I have around 10k gph in my 180 it sounds like a lot but if you ever dove on a reef you'd understand it's nothing
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