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Old 01/02/2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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Current Orbit Marine IC (and integrated wave pumps) - on a 180 gallon...?

I am putting together a new 180 gallon (72 x 24 x 24) FOWLR plus some green star polyps...

Will the new Current Orbit Marine IC PRO (Dual) 72" LED (and integrated eFlux wave pumps - 2100 x 2) be sufficient...?


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I am putting together a new 180 gallon (72 x 24 x 24) FOWLR plus some green star polyps...

Will the new Current Orbit Marine IC PRO (Dual) 72" LED (and integrated eFlux wave pumps - 2100 x 2) be sufficient...?
The Orbit IC LED lights will be great over this tank but you will probably want to consider some stronger powerheads. The eFlux pumps will get the job done but may be on the lower end of the flow spectrum inside the tank. Being FOWLR you will not need as much flow as you would inside of an SPS mixed reef tank, but you still want substantial flow to help keep the tank clean and your fish happy.

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Which powerheads would you suggest?

I am trying to make them as "invisible" as possible - will probably be integrating them into the overflows somehow (DIY) or putting them on the back wall (for the same reason).

How about the 48" (48"-60") IC LED on a 60"L x 18"W x 26H" (Marineland 120 gallon high) tank?



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Which powerheads would you suggest?

I am trying to make them as "invisible" as possible - will probably be integrating them into the overflows somehow (DIY) or putting them on the back wall (for the same reason).

How about the 48" (48"-60") IC LED on a 60"L x 18"W x 26H" (Marineland 120 gallon high) tank?
For a tank that is 72" long, you will want a few powerheads to help spread flow around the tank and ensure you are moving water in every nook and cranny with no dead spots. Personally, the EcoTech Marine VorTech pumps have worked great in a number of tanks I have set up over the years. The unique design keeps cords out of your tank making for a very seamless install.

I would recommend x2 of the MP40wQD models to start.
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For the 60" aquarium, a single 48" Orbit IC will be sufficient for FOWLR and some lower light demanding corals. If you plan to keep more light demanding corals I would recommend that you double up and utilize x2 fixtures to help get the light you need throughout the entire aquarium.

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What would you recommend for the 60"L x 18"W x 26H", 120 gallon tank, for powerheads?

Will the two eFlux 2100 pumps be sufficient?

One MP40 on the center of the back wall?

One Gyre 250 on the top of the back wall?


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What would you recommend for the 60"L x 18"W x 26H", 120 gallon tank, for powerheads?

Will the two eFlux 2100 pumps be sufficient?

One MP40 on the center of the back wall?

One Gyre 250 on the top of the back wall?
For the 60" Aquarium I would recommend the same dual MP40wQD set up and simply dial them down to suite your tanks needs for flow.

The two eFlux 2100 would also suffice but then again you might need more flow depending on what you decide to put in the tank and how efficient your return flow is. You can always add a third eFlux 2100 in the case that you need it and you can then get the benefit of integrating your pumps and lighting with a single controller via the Current USA Loop System.

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