Flow in your nano

Discussion in 'Nanos (40g or less)' started by PaulM, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:14 AM.

  1. PaulM

    PaulM Member

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    What is everyone using for flow in their Nano tanks? I’m picking up a 21gal Red Sea reefer and wondering what to use. Is Vortec still the Cadillac of pumps?
     
  2. Mrx7899x

    Mrx7899x Active Member NJRC Member

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    I think vortechs are the best but it's hard to beat the price and function of jebao powerheads

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  3. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    Just ordered a Tunze 6040.
    Based on reviews they have slightly less power than the Vortechs, but they move a lot more water with a wider flow.
    Here's a BRS vid...


    They list at $160, but if you do a bit of investigative shopping you can get them new for under $100.
    Mine should arrive next Wednesday, I'll drop a review and some vids.
     
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  4. Mrx7899x

    Mrx7899x Active Member NJRC Member

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    I have a tunze 6040 in my 50 gallon cube nice small pump wide flow pattern. But it was really loud when I first got it but after a month it's has quieted down a bit you can still hear it but not too bad

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  5. raccioppi83

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    I second the Jebao. I just got one myself for my 40B and couldn't be happier with it.
     
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  6. trio91

    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    i have 2x jabao crossflow pumps in my tank....i love them
     
  7. DangerDave

    DangerDave New Member NJRC Member

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    I have x2 MP40s in my 60” tank, never gets over 60% in the program I have running now. Theyre very powerful, it can be a sand storm if I turn them up....

    Dave
     
  8. joe b

    joe b Active Member NJRC Member POTM Winner

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    If you consider that a nano tank then I can't afford to hang with you:)
     
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  9. DangerDave

    DangerDave New Member NJRC Member

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    lol my bad, I don't. I was trying to give the perspective I have.

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