circulation pump

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by mm16, Dec 4, 2011.

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    mm16

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    What size circulation pump should I buy with a 45 gallon tank. I havent added any coral yet, but getting ready to. Trying to get everything I need first.

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    mm16, Dec 4, 2011
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    Reefing Madness

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    Reef tanks should run at least 20x your water volume, so being at 45g you should be looking at 900gph, or 2 powerheads at 450gph each. a FOWLR tank would only require 10x your water volume for turnover.
     
    Reefing Madness, Dec 5, 2011
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