View Full Version : 30 gallon LPS cube setup

01/31/2006, 12:30 PM
I am going to setup and oceanic 30 cube that houses predominately LPS corals.

I want to keep this setup as simple as possible but still maintain a clutter free look.

So far I'm pretty set on this equipment:

- Oceanic 30 cube (~20")
- Deltec MCE600 Skimmer
- Aquapod 150w DE fixture

My biggest question is how to handle the flow in this tank?

I am thinking of doing a closed loop with an eheim 1250 (~300 gph). What size plumbing/bulkheads would you use? A Larger pump?

Any other suggestions for flow?

01/31/2006, 02:22 PM
I did a very similiar setup to my cube that you plan on doing to yours.

heres thethread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=741868)

The only thing I can say is that I wish I would have gone with 3/4" holes on the closed loop returns and a 1" on the suction side

as it is I have to throttle back on my pump so as not to cause cavitation.

as far as pump, Im running a Gen-X Mak 40 on the CL and its doing just fine . . . as a return i have a Mag 5

let me know if you have any Q's