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  1. Ben Young

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    What is the better option for a 500lt tank 2x Rw8 or Wp 25 any input will be appreciated

    Any info regarding these systems would be welcome.

    Thanks
     
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    what's you're tank dimensions?
     
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    L1900xw500xh600
     
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    To my knowledge General rule of thumb is getting a pump that circulates water 4 times/hr
     
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    Ok thx
     
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    Both do 8000lph
     
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    So your tank is roughly 600l meaning a 2400l/h pump would be sufficient and running 2 opposite each other would be fine i guess. But 2 8000l/h seems to be overkill. It also depend on what type of tank sps, lps, fish etc. All of the above need different types of flow. I stand corrected and welcome any critics from my point of view. As im also still in the learning phase.
     
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    Thanks, that is why I asked I aiming at a mixed reef at the end of the day.
     
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    with that length of tank in my opinion I would go for the Rw15
    my tank is 1,8m and the rw8 are to small
    it's not just about the amount of flow they can give but also how far it can push that water
    the rw 8 series pumps are great pumps but two of them are just to small to give me the amount off flow I needed.
     
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    That seems a little low, id prob multiply that number by 10. As long as the flow is too directional and damages coral, you really cant have too much flow in the tank. Certain corals do prefer more flow than others and things like scaping also play a role in how many pumps to add.
     
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    Ok thx will see if I can get rw15 or wp 40 then seems rw's are everywhere out of stock
     
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    But you do not want to send your fish into hiding.
    On a mixed reef high flow would ultimately suck
     
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    Can always use the lower settings of the big wavemakers.
     
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    So i reviewed the jebao range and all conclude you need 6 to 10 x circulation. meaning on your 570L tank you need 5700l/h. My most humblest apologies. Learning process in action right here folks...
     
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    Ok thanks looks like got some rw20 so think they will work I hope
     
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    The rw20 will be too strong. I have recently put 3 on my 2m x 1.1m 1500L tank and on their lowest setting the flow is strong. I would suggest the rw15.
     
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    we have stock of the rw 8 and rw-15
    i would go for the rw range and not the wp range as the wp range is no longer imported by the legitamate importer
    so back up parts for the wp range could be an issue
     
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    Ok thx for the info thought that wp parts may be a issue as it is older generation.

    Helps alot if people with same size tank give inputs.
     
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    You can probably go up to 40 000l/h flow on that tank easily. My 1.8x0.6x0.6m tank has one MP40w, one tunze 6205 and one tunze 6105 all on max flow (vortech on nutrient export mode and tunzes on pulse mode). And I am adding another MP40w soon.
     
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    Had a wp60 and wp40 instead of the tunze first, and the wp60 was a bit strong for the sand on the other side of the tank, but fish and corals were not bothered, as long as the flow does not directly blow on soft corals/lps you should be ok.
     
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