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post #1 of 3 Old 03-06-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Size of Powerheads??

I am working on setting up a 40 gallon breeder reef tank. I only plan on having soft coral and maybe a select few LPS. I will also have a couple beginner fish, if that makes a difference. After talking with a few people, I don't think my powerheads are going to be powerful enough. I ordered 2 hydor 425s. I will try them out when they arrive, but I will send them back if they are too small. Should I get 2 hydor evolution 550 pumps, 2 hydor evolution 750 pumps, or 1 hydor evolution 550 and 1 hydor evolution 750?

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have decided to go with one koralia 750 and one koralia 550. My thought is, the two different powerhead sizes will provide a stonger flow on one side of the tank for my lps and a lighter flow on the other for my soft corals.

Advice for anyone new to the hobby: Do your research!! Before you do anything to your aquarium, take some time to research it. It has made a huge difference for me

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-10-2012, 12:18 AM
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I have decided to go with one koralia 750 and one koralia 550. My thought is, the two different powerhead sizes will provide a stonger flow on one side of the tank for my lps and a lighter flow on the other for my soft corals.
Thats not how it works, the flow will be strong through the tank as counter current hits in the middle.
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