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Old 08-14-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Recommended flow for 112G (5' long)

How much flow would be recommended for a 112G tank (60"x18"x24").

My sump pump will be providing about 400gpg after head loss, but I'm pretty sure I'll need more flow from a powerhead or two.

BTW, I'm aiming for a heavily planted jungle tank filled primarily with smaller fish and shrimp.


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I'd say around 800-1200 GPH. In a tank this big, powerheads can greatly help you with circulation.


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Make sure you cover your powerhead so that the small fishes and shrimp don't get sucked into your powerhead. I can't remember what other have tried for covering, but I'm sure you can look that up.

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Our tanks have the same dimensions and I just got 2 Jebao Rw-4s which are rated up to 1000gph. I'm returning them because the flow in my tank feels very weak. I replaced 2 cheap power heads that were rated at 1800gph (I think) each. Now the RW-4s allow all sorts of junk to settle on the sand and stay there even at max power.
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12g, flow, long

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