x2 Hydor Koralia 3 Powerheads

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  1. Xiztence

    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    I just ordered 2 Hydor Koralia 3 Powerheads plus I already have Hydor Koralia 1. My return pump is 1056 GPH, Is all my flow overkill? or just right?
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    remind me how big your tank is Existance? as in how many gallons
    and what are you wanting to keep in there, please

    Steve
     
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    Depends, we talking about a 10 Gallon tank???
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    55 Gallon Reef, I have Hard corals (3 medium sized monti's), polyps & SPS's, 3 Mushrooms.
     
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    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Should be just about right for SPS. They like harder and more chaotic flow.
     
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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Alright thanx, I just didn't want a whole bunch of flow and see my corals flying all over my tank lol
     
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    well the SPS ,hard corals can take a lot more water movement than the mushrooms
    and in fact need a lot more

    I have 52 x tank volume at present and I know I could add more , but then my LPS would struggle

    K3s I recall are 850 GPH , I dont recall K1s water flow sorry
    but add them all up and then divide by 55 and that will tell you how many x water flow you have in your tank

    but it doesnt sound to much for me so far

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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Yea 850 for K3's & 400 for K1's. So sounds good for flow?
     
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    I would agree, sounds good to me

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    Xiztence Gigas Clam

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    Alright thanx K+
     
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