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greece86
08/08/2010, 11:49 PM
In a 260 gal tank, how many gph should each of the water pumps in the display tank push? How many pumps would you recommend? Tank is 70L 18W 48H

shifty51008
08/08/2010, 11:53 PM
I would want a min. of 7800gph in that size tank but how many and what size depends on your aquascaping, what type of corals you want ect. the main thing is you don't want any dead spots in the tank. and SPS corals like alot more flow than softies and LPS.

geaux xman
08/09/2010, 12:00 AM
In a 260 gal tank, how many gph should each of the water pumps in the display tank push? How many pumps would you recommend? Tank is 70L 18W 48H


48" high?? yikes.

i would go with 4 Koralia magnum 6-7. they're rated 2200-2700 each.

mfinn
08/09/2010, 08:41 AM
I would want a min. of 7800gph in that size tank but how many and what size depends on your aquascaping, what type of corals you want ect. the main thing is you don't want any dead spots in the tank. and SPS corals like alot more flow than softies and LPS.

That sounds like a good number to start at.
Then you can see if it is really working for the tank and make the nessesary adjustments.

Chris27
08/09/2010, 10:46 AM
How much money do you want to spend?

Palting
08/09/2010, 11:35 AM
That is one tall tank. 7,800 gph sound like a good starting point, but you also want to make sure you get enough vertical water movement and not just horizontal.

You, my friend, will need major lighting to get to the bottom of that tank if you plan to keep SPS/LPS.

cdeboard
08/09/2010, 12:59 PM
Holy crap 48" high. Sounds cool but gonna be hard as hell to light. Another key to your flow question b/c of the height is how split up you need it to be. You will need a pump that has a decent spread or so in there as well (some type of prop pump).

chimmike
08/09/2010, 01:05 PM
How much money do you want to spend?

+1. you could go cheap with koralias

or you could spend the money and get awesome power from tunzes

or incredible random, wide flow patterns from Vortechs.

yes, it's worth the extra money. Anyone who's had tunzes or vortechs will tell you. Koralia owners who haven't actually owned vortechs or tunzes shouldn't put their opinions in regarding them!

shifty51008
08/09/2010, 01:38 PM
i can't say I have tried koralia's but I have seio's and tunze's and I will admit the tunze's are by far well worth the extra money.

Chris27
08/09/2010, 02:25 PM
I have Vortech's and Koralia's - I wouldn't say the Vortechs are worth the extra money - but they sure are easier to position and adjust and look plain ol' sexy in there.

The one big advantage to them is that they have such a wide pattern to them, you can basically place them anywhere without worry of them blowing stuff clean off the rocks like the big Koralia's do.