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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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I have an 8 foot 300 gallon tank that I am in the process of setting up. It's already up and running. I am looking for a powerhead or powerheads that will really keep detritus stirred up and suspended in the water column so that it eventually makes its way to the sump. It will be a heavily stocked tank with African cichlids (I posted here because I want advice from reefers because reefers tend to give much better advice than people on other forums). What would you all recommend? Thanks! -Matt
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 06:42 AM
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Two Mp40s on each side or one mp60

We have a 72 and use two Mp40s per side

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 10:55 AM
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I have an 8' 240 and use an MP60 on each side. works great. I'm sure two MP40's would work as well depending on your glass thickness. Mine is 3/4" so only option was MP60s.
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I have a WP 60 for $50. Brand new in the box. Its a beast and will definitely move water. I only have one .

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 08:58 PM
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I would consider vacuuming the tank more often vs going for a high flow. You also have to consider your livestocks, which are cichlids not tangs.
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