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Mp10 Or Mp40

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Ade_S, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Ade_S

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    Hi all,

    I've been running a couple of Jebao RW-8's on my 48" Aquaoak reef tank for a few years (mix of SPS, LPS and softies).

    One of them has failed and I'm wondering about replacing it with a Vortech powerhead (and probably replacing the other in the future, not right now).

    Looking at the specs, the MP10WQD looks to be pretty close on flow to my existing powerheads.

    Is that likely to be powerful enough? The jump in cost to an MP40 is an awful lot, if not...

    Cheers,
    Ade

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  2. jim_fitz

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    the beauty of going bigger is that you can always run it at a lower speed
    and then when the upgrade comes along you dont need to replace it ;)
     
  3. Ade_S

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    I did wonder about that, but the tank is already the biggest I can fit in the house!

    So really, I'm just looking for reassurance that a couple of MP10's (in due course) will be enough for a 4 foot tank.

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    From memory the recommendation for sps is 40 to 50 times volume as total flow per hour

    So would depend on how you intended to place / run them


    Most people have one at each end and alternate flow from them
     
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    I went for an MP40 in the end. Better safe than sorry...

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