Originally Posted by DisneyCoralReef
Definitely will, something I did not know to look for in the purchase of my first tank until you actualy brougt it up.
What size of power head am I going to need for a 75g tank? What brands, or what makes a good powerhead?
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what type of corals are you keeping determines water flow. soft and lps require less flow while sps require lots of flow. budget determines what brand to get. if i were to list important items to spend in decending order it would be after aquiring the tank and stand IMO.
1st and 2nd tie at lights and skimmer
everything else after 1 and 2 you can cut cost on.
when buying a power heads/pumps pay special attention to watts required per gallons moved. these items will pull water temp up and can be an issue especially in warm climates. i know you live in ca but don't know where you're putting the tank. but for inexpensive good flow, and low power consumption i'd go with this http://www.marineandreef.com/Hydor_K...umps_s/380.htm
however i consider myself a really serious reef keeper and went another direction and that is dual vortech mp40 http://saltycritter.com/pumps/vortech-mp40w-es-pump.htm
it's programmable, clean, quiet, low power consumption, no heat added to the tank because the motor outside the tank and move tons of water!