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Old 05-22-2014, 12:16 AM   #1
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I'm starting a FOWLR 29g saltwater tank next week, and I've been looking at wavemakers. From my understanding they help circulate water and help recreate a more natural environment for the fish. I've read a lot of good reviews on the Hydor Koralia Pumps and Dr. Fosters and Smith gives a chart that gives recommended sizes, but I'm not sure which would be best for my tank. The largest nano size is 450 and it's recommended for my tank size, but the larger evolution model has a 600 size that is in that size window as well. Which size would you guys recommend for just your regular 29 gallon tank? I don't want a hurricane in my tank. lol
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:17 AM   #2
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and the nano:
Water Pumps & Wavemakers: Hydor Koralia Nano 240 & 425
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I'd do a 600 and 425
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I'd do a 600 and 425

That's what I would do too, but with a fowlr you could get away with 2 of the 425s
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Oops didn't even see the fowlr...
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okay. thanks. just to cover all my bases, i'll ask one more question. marineland maxi jet or the hydor? i'm leaning towards hydor, but just want to be sure I choose the better option. I think i'm overresearching and overthinking at this point...
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Hydor by a long shot. Puts out much more even flow.
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appreciate the responses. I just have a couple more questions. Will one wavemaker be fine to begin with and eventually put a second one on the opposing side I assume?
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For a fowlr that should be fine.
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