Pump/Circulation Question

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by antikas, May 9, 2009.

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    antikas

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    After reading a few posts I'm thinking my bubble strip is a totally newbie item for my saltwater aquarium. I wanna replace it with this http://cgi.ebay.com/HYDOR-KORALIA-4...0|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    My question is, is that enough flow for a future 70G reef aquarium? How much flow do you want for a 70G tank?

    I currently have some live rock, 2 clowns, 1 yellow tang, 2 emerald crabs, 1 red/white banded shrimp, 3 snails and a small group of red button polyps.
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    take the bubble strip out it will just make a mess and could harm animals salt tanks are not like fresh ones. you are going to want at least 2k 3's for powerheads you can go with k4's if you want. i have 2 4's 2 3's in my 75gal as for flow you want to shoot for about a 10x to 20x turnover in the tank.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I also think you'd need two to four of those for a 75 gallon tank. If the cost of the Koralias is prohibitive, go with MaxiJet powerheads. They are a fraction of the price and work great.
     
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    +1 Biff.
    K4's are great, I wish I bought them before the smaller ones for my 110. At least 2 K4's for your 75g IMO
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    A couple of the K-4s and a couple of K-3s would probably be plenty for your tank.
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    btw I have 5 of those K4's in stock here in Lawrence, Kansas. It's $44.95 shipped and would only take a day to get to you! :bounce:
     
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