Selecting a power head

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  1. Reefling

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    Can someone give me some pointers on selecting a pump for waterflow?
     
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    You would need to give us the dimensions of your tank.
     
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    The tank is 600x450x500(h)
     
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    I'm gonna use two jeboa WP-10 on my 100 x 520 x 350H .I pretty sure it will work well on yours as well.
     
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    So one would do the job?
     
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    What about using one RW-4?
     
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    I'd go RW 8 or two RW 4

    But have a look at the tunze wavemakers. Really good quality.
     
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    The probably pretty pricey.
     
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    The volume is about 130liters wouldn't 2 be overkill?
     
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    Nope. They go from 500lph to 4000lph

    Running both at full power (8000lph) would probably be overkill. But if you run each one at about 2000-2500lph would give you great flow.
     
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    Yeah. But tunze last a really, really long time. Reading some reviews from the US, jeboa pumps seem to bomb out after about 1,5-2 years.
     
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    Cool, so I suppose it's a trade off. Good to know, thanks.
     
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    I have two RW-4's in my 120 liter nano, I started off with just one and it was pretty good, I got a nice wave action out of it. Try with just one and if need be you can easily buy another one later. I put a second one in to get some more movement around the back of the rocks, plus I wanted to play with the wireless sync option. ;)
     
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    Thank you I was just scared it would cause fish to fly around
     
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