internal circulation

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  1. shane scheckle

    shane scheckle

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    Hi Guys
    Looking for some advice on internal circulation. My tanks dimensions are 1.7mx1mx0.6m. As the tank is being used as a room divider, the narrow side is up against a wall. This is the only side that I want pipes and electrical cables to be. My question is what pumps and what layout can I use to only have them mounted on that one side and still provide the correct circulation. It will be lps, nennies, polyps etc. I have laid one 25mm pvc pipe along the length in the middle of the tank, with a fair sizes powerhead, just to avoid a dead spot at the end of the tank. The whole set up is 2nd hand but would need to buy the internal circulation pumps and lighting.
     
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    Firstly, a VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Shane! Great to have you on-board!

    Secondly - in this case, you would / should get as big pumps as you can (producing the most water flow possible. It seems that you cannot / don't want many pumps in the tank.

    I would suggest going for one of the following types of pumps:
    - SEIO
    - Tunze
    - ReSun Wavers

    The SEIO models you should look for, are the M-2600's (go for ie 3 or 4 of these).
    If you want to go for ReSun Wavers, go for ie. 3 or 4 of these.
    The Tunze's are the Rolls Royce of pumps.
    You also would want to go for 3 of 4 of the 15000 litre per hour pumps....

    These are the options. You don't need ALL of them - just choose....
     
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