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Nydus
08/17/2006, 12:03 AM
What powerheads would you reco for a 105G tank, just to incrase the water flow. This is the one Im thinking of:

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp?idproduct=TA3713

are they the best option for me? thanks!

hahnmeister
08/17/2006, 12:12 AM
No where near large enough. 820gph might sound like alot compared to other powerheads, but its a 2" opening on the pump... so while the volume is 820gph, the velocity is less than, say.... a MaxiJet 1200. I would go with dual SEIO 1500s on a 150g... or a couple TUNZE 6100s FWIW.

Nydus
08/17/2006, 12:20 AM
its a 105G tank not 150.. still reco the same?

wjhuie
08/17/2006, 01:12 AM
absoultely If you can swing it the tunze are awesome.

wjhuie
08/17/2006, 01:13 AM
I use to have two 1500's in my 75g nad two maxi jet 1200's.

mg426
08/17/2006, 01:19 AM
Maxi jets have alway been good to me. Never had a problem with them. there is a mod on here somewhere that increases their fow big time. Tunzes are still the upper end of the powerheads though.

Nydus
08/17/2006, 08:26 AM
Well, Ill go with the tunze, but I dont want a whirlpool in my tank with too much flow - which sizes are good for a 105G tank (48x18x28)? thanks

mlb75
08/17/2006, 09:20 AM
Go with the 6100's, believe it or not you can't have to much flow in there and the fish and everything else will adjust, a couple of my tangs literally play in my powerheads. I was skeptical at first as well but am a true convert, you could put 4 of the 6100's in there as long as you weren't trying to have a bunch of large softies and even then I think they would adjust.

The more flow the better obviously within reason but you have to try and over do it to get to much flow...

hahnmeister
08/17/2006, 12:08 PM
Well, I might suggest the 6000's as well... it depends on the types of critters/corals you want to keep. Keep in mind that you can always buy the transformer seperate for a 6100, and convert the 6000 to a 6100 in a snap. I have a good buddy with a couple 6100s on his 120 though (48x24x24) and he only turns them up to 3/4 of the way AND hes running mostly SPS and zoas. For some corals, its just too much. But with the multicontroller, you can do the same... so either the 6000 or the 6100... its about $70 to switch a 6000 to a 6100 should you want to. If you were doing a softy tank, or more LPS that dont like high flow, then 6000s would be plenty.

ClownReef®
08/17/2006, 12:09 PM
TUNZZZZZEEEE!!!!...

Nydus
08/17/2006, 01:52 PM
are there powerheads that arnt as large? I dont mind the price, but they seem to be a little large and obtrusive...

hahnmeister
08/17/2006, 03:10 PM
Tunze is coming out with nano-streams later this year. The largest one only does about 1500gph though, and is unable to be converted to anything larger. Its pretty much a 3" round ball.

reefdood
08/17/2006, 03:47 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7959772#post7959772 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by hahnmeister
Tunze is coming out with nano-streams later this year. The largest one only does about 1500gph though, and is unable to be converted to anything larger. Its pretty much a 3" round ball.
Do you happen to have a link with any details? They may be just the ticket for my 30gallon. :)

twon8
08/17/2006, 03:48 PM
the deco rocks hide the pumps very well, might look into those. i say get 2x6000 and a multicontroller, also check out the wavebox

twon8
08/17/2006, 03:53 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7960026#post7960026 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by reefdood
Do you happen to have a link with any details? They may be just the ticket for my 30gallon. :)
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=843239

aclos3
08/17/2006, 03:57 PM
Also, what do you want to keep in your tank? That really makes a difference in what we should be recommending.

surgeonboy
08/17/2006, 04:42 PM
I've been told that the 6000 would be too much in a tank that size if you have a SB and that 2 6055 Nano streams would be perfect.There due out in December.

hahnmeister
08/17/2006, 05:00 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7960026#post7960026 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by reefdood
Do you happen to have a link with any details? They may be just the ticket for my 30gallon. :)

Premium Aquatics already has them listed as well...(bottom)
http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Tunze_pumps