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Hey, loachbound

Posted By: greg <gregandeileen@juno.com>
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2002, at 1:36 p.m.

I gave you the wrong spec's RE the rate of flow I recommended for your 55. I said the 402s were rated at 400 gph. This is not correct. Each head is rated at 270 gph, or a max of 540 for two heads. At about 2/3 setting this would be about 360 gph or 6+ turnovers for your tank.

I run the same heads for my 60 at about 2/3, and with the Emperor 400 at about 2/3 or about 5 turnovers I am running about 10 turnovers total for all the equipment.

I have tried the gear at full, and the flow is slightly high, so I run everything at about 2/3. So I would recommend you shop for a head that produces about 250-270 gph/max, but, as I recommended, make sure you can adjust them down, you will not need max flow with your two powerfilters.

And if you have ANY weak-swimmers (not river-type fish) you need to seriously consider giving them away-the river like currents may be too much. GREG
 

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