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Old 08-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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I decided to set up a wave maker for my 25g reef tank..... But I'm pretty clueless haha. I use a hydro Koralia 240 power head now, but I need any info that need an suggestions on what to buy. Also i can get 2 pcs 3200 gph waver maker power heads for 3 bucks, seems loke alot but once agian, clueless Thanks
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Are you doing a bare bottom tank?
3200 from a single powerhead is way overkill for a 25 gallon. Even two 1600 are overkill.. You will want a couple of lower flow powerheads.
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+1 did you mean 320gph? unless they are adjustable
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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Are you doing a bare bottom tank?
3200 from a single powerhead is way overkill for a 25 gallon. Even two 1600 are overkill.. You will want a couple of lower flow powerheads.
No it's been setup 7 months an has a 2 Inch sand bed. I will be sure to look for lower ones
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+1 did you mean 320gph?
Nope, I really, REALLY, clueless on powerhead a an wave maker hhaha but I know good eBay deal when I see one....
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While you are shopping I strongly recommend skipping any with suction cups and go strictly with powerheads/wave makers with magnets instead.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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are you going to add more powerheads? wavemakers do best with 3 or more powerheads. what you want to achieve is turbulence; a state of confusion, movement or agitation
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are you going to add more powerheads? wavemakers do best with 3 or more powerheads. what you want to achieve is turbulence; a state of confusion, movement or agitation
Yep, at least 2 more. But I still wanna know the inner working of wavemarkes, as there current, it's stirs the sand bed but what else?
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Yep, at least 2 more. But I still wanna know the inner working of wavemarkes, as there current, it's stirs the sand bed but what else?
stirring the sandbed, releases chemicals that help the corals flourish, while the turbulence mimics that of the ocean and promotes for an even healthier system. if you are looking for a decent, cheap system, drfostersmith.com has ocean pulse wavemaker quadro for 79.99. it can control 4 powerheads with bursts from 10 seconds to 6 minutes. you can control each powerhead for different bursts, and get it set up with the most turbulence you can create. this is the one i am ordering for my 75
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wavemakers only have adjustable current, if you get an expensive one with powerheads designed specifically for the system. this one will allow you to put whichever powerheads on it, that you want.
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