View Full Version : Pump recommendation?

02/14/2017, 08:19 AM
Hi Roger, I has wondering what pumps you would recommend for flow in a 60x34x21 SPS system? It will have a minimalist aquascape consisting of two islands and will be bare bottom. I want a lot of flow and like the idea of redundancy. I am thinking of 4 6095s two on either side on the back wall or maybe 2 or 4 6105s or 6155s?
Thanks in advance.

02/14/2017, 09:17 AM
I am in the process of converting my home tank from a plant tank to a reef, it is a 215, 72 by 24 by 28. I am using two 6150's. I will have a similar minimalist lay out of two islands, one large and near the pumps covered with mostly blastos, caps and the other will have just a Ritteri and a turtle grass bed, one solitary rock for the Ritteri. My tank is a peninsula and the pumps will go one one end down the 6ft length and I will alternate them so one is idling and the other is on and pulsing to create a gyre flow which changes direction about every 6 hours.

Since you will have higher flow corals, I think the 6150's will work well if you can put one on each end or on the back wall. Otherwise I think 2 6105's are the best bet.

02/14/2017, 11:49 AM
Thank you.

Your tank sound like it is going to be very cool. I hope you will share some pics with us all when the time comes.

02/14/2017, 02:36 PM
Of course, progress is slow. I built it in as a divider between the front entry and dining room and the stand is short for viewing from the dining table, between that limitation and the peninsula configuration, progress is slow as I try to overcome all the hurdles. To keep the pumps and filters on the wall side I basically have to make a magnetic wall since I cannot fit the back magnet mounts between the wall and tank and still have it fit on the stand and all the equipment will be in tank as I cannot accommodate a sump big enough.

02/14/2017, 04:41 PM
Sweet, looking forward to pics even more now.