Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community Archives > General Interest Forums > Reef Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01/07/2008, 08:20 PM
reefdude420 reefdude420 is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17
Powerhead PLacement

Anyone have any opinions on the best placement of my new powerheads for optimal flow. I have a 120 Gal tank with two rock piles for coral with a bridge of rock in between. I plan on getting either 2 Koralia 1's, or possibly 2 Koralia 1's and a Koralia 2. Basically I'm trying to increase my water flow and kept my detritus suspendedlong enough to be taking in my overflow to my sump. My return hoses from my sump both have nice flow on sand level. Any ideas of placement or better ideas of what powerheads to use would be great.
  #2  
Old 01/07/2008, 08:46 PM
reeformadness reeformadness is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Gulfport, MS
Posts: 526
Do you have any powerheads already? The reason I ask is because if you dont, I would go for a lot more flow than that. I have two Koralia 4's in my 75, and could easily afford more flow than that. You can't have too much. As for placement, I would do what ever allows for the most particle suspension (no detritus sinks on bottom). I have one on the right side (rear) pointed at the one on the left side (rear) that points to the middle front of my tank. It allows for a circular motion around my rock pile. Many recommend as random a flow as possible which makes sense. I have also heard that wavemakers do a good job suspending stuff.
  #3  
Old 01/07/2008, 10:26 PM
cloak cloak is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 896
I like my powerheads up top and at opposite ends of the tank. High flow in the middle and it will work itself out from there.
  #4  
Old 01/07/2008, 10:29 PM
Kannin Kannin is offline
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fall City, WA
Posts: 627
I aim 4 powerheads to converge at the middle. The Koralia 1's will be way too small. I have 2 of them and 2 MJ1200's in my 54 gallon and I wish I had went with 2's. I would get at least 3's if I were you.
__________________
Whether you think you can... or you think you can't... you're probably right!
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef Central Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2009