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childress5tyler

01/19/2017, 05:37 AM

I'm starting up a 28 gallon Deep Blue SPS reef and am trying to decide if I should run 1 or 2 MP10 pumps. I'm possibly going to be going bare on the bottom to maximize flow. Would you choose 1 or 2 pumps?

Tyler

oh207

01/19/2017, 06:41 AM

I have 1 MP10 in a 28g cube and it meets my needs.

EcoTech Marine has a calculator on their website, put in your tank's dimensions and it will give you recommendations.

Here is the link: http://ecotechmarine.com/calculator/

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childress5tyler

01/19/2017, 06:46 AM

I have 1 MP10 in a 28g cube and it meets my needs.

EcoTech Marine has a calculator on their website, put in your tank's dimensions and it will give you recommendations.

Here is the link: http://ecotechmarine.com/calculator/

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Thanks for the reply. It recommended only one MP10, as well. Is there a way to calculate how many GPH an MP10 is pumping? It recommended 975/hour for SPS. How would I calculate this?

Tyler

mfinn

01/19/2017, 08:30 AM

Thanks for the reply. It recommended only one MP10, as well. Is there a way to calculate how many GPH an MP10 is pumping? It recommended 975/hour for SPS. How would I calculate this?

Tyler

The MP10 has a flow rate of 200 to 1500 gph.

It has a adjustable dial.

childress5tyler

01/20/2017, 07:16 AM

The MP10 has a flow rate of 200 to 1500 gph.

It has a adjustable dial.

Thanks, I've had a few before but I didn't know if there was a way to get an exact measurement. I've only just estimated.

mfinn

01/20/2017, 08:20 AM

Thanks, I've had a few before but I didn't know if there was a way to get an exact measurement. I've only just estimated.

I've never seen anyone from ETM actually say there are exact measurements on each led on the controller.

I think we all just try it out and find our happy place with trying different speeds.

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