View Full Version : which hydor koralia should I buy?

10/03/2007, 12:28 PM
I am planning to buy a hydor koralia from my LFS but not sure which one should I buy. My tank is a 28gal cube (18 x 24 x 15 inches).

This are what I have in it: zoas, frogspawn, toadstool, candy cane, yellow fiji leather, torch, flavia, mushrooms, RBTA, kenya tree, flavia, crocea clam, pair of B/W ocellaris, yellow coris wrasse, six line wrasse, firefish, algae blenny, peppermint shrimp, fromia starfish, snails and few hermits.

Please help me choose which one should I buy? # 1, 2 or 3? personally thinking of getting one number 3.

As usual, thanks in advance.

10/03/2007, 12:38 PM
I have a #1 and a #3 in my 65gal. 36 x 18 x 24. Both are aimed from back upper corners toward the center front pane. I have a center overflow. I am very pleased with the flow in mine, and the xenias and GSP look like blowing trees and fields of tall grass... All of my shrooms seem fine ... I just think, given the size of your tank, a #2 would be best. These are great items... BTW... if you can wait for delivery, you will save if you buy online.

10/03/2007, 12:41 PM
#2 would be fine. Only if you were planning on getting into SPS would you need anything more in that tank.

And I agree, much cheaper to get online.

10/03/2007, 12:43 PM
i am running the # 4's on my 240. they work great. gudging by what they do on an 8 foot tank. i think i would go with # 1 or # 2
that should be all you need. if you have a bare bottom tank mabey #3. hope that helps.

10/03/2007, 12:47 PM
I have a #2 in my 24gallon aquapod and personally i think its too much current for it. The LFS i work at has #1's in their nano tanks and they seem to be ideal

10/03/2007, 01:48 PM
thanks guys. actually i'm getting mine from my LFS, no need to buy from online vendor.

10/03/2007, 03:02 PM
im running 2 of the 3's in my 80g(59") urs been about 1/2 id think 1of the 3's or 2 1's wpuld be plenty.... I jus ordered both my 3's online for $75 shipped n had them in 3 days

10/03/2007, 04:08 PM
id say 2 num 1's which are not loud on a wave timer. i know i had my num 1 on a timer and a num 2. the num 2 came off and the num 1 stayed on the timer, ran good till i moved to my new tank with no power heads at all.