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Old 02-04-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Powerheads: best flow for your dough!

I currently have 4 3200gph sun sun powerheads from eBay running on my 800 gallon tank.

They seem good, but are huge in size and tough to cover up.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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so I figured.

Let's get a thread going on reasonably priced powerheads.

I'm looking for some more flow, but don't want any more eyesores and don't want to pay a fortune (ecotech vortech).
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That's hard, it's what everyone else wants too lol,

Maybe hydor koralia pumps. Although the larger gph models are not exactly small.
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To tell the truth I have never seen the point in power heads internal filters do a job and filter to

The eheim 2252 is a top internal prob the best on the market

800 gal tank with power heads wow
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I just can't justify spending $700+ on one powerhead to put out 5000 gph when I can buy 2 sun sun from ebay for $32 and get 6400gph
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To tell the truth I have never seen the point in power heads internal filters do a job and filter to

The eheim 2252 is a top internal prob the best on the market

800 gal tank with power heads wow
For a reef tank you need a lot of flow/currant in the tank. Different corals require high flow rates. The eheim pump is only like 300gph, just out of my return pump I get 5500gph, add on the powerheads another 13000gph.

Still not enough
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I got a used set of tunze 6100's and controller for $300 on ebay, they are a little old, but work great and didn't cost a fortune.
The controller alone was $300 new.
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