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Old 05/19/2018, 08:33 AM   #1
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VorTech MP40 or MP60 pump for 260 gal tank?

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Which VorTech MP40 or MP60 is sufficient for 260 gal (24x30x84) predators tank? Going to setup 2 of them from each side. Based on the specification MP40 should be fine. Just wanted to double check.


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Old 05/19/2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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I have two mp40's on the back of a 150 reef, sure a fish only tank won't need that much, but for a 260 I would go with MP60's


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Old 05/20/2018, 12:46 PM   #3
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MP60s without question.


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Old 05/21/2018, 08:44 PM   #4
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Old 05/23/2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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If only using 2 on the sides I would go with mp60's, but I would prefer 4 mp40's either along the back wall or 2 on the back and 2 on the side. That is a long tank and the extra pumps would help keep it cleaner with the messy eaters.


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Old 05/23/2018, 03:33 PM   #6
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If only using 2 on the sides I would go with mp60's, but I would prefer 4 mp40's either along the back wall or 2 on the back and 2 on the side. That is a long tank and the extra pumps would help keep it cleaner with the messy eaters.
Thanks. I'll think about it. It's interesting configuration, just a little expensive than MP60 more robust.

2 MP60 - 675x2 = 1350
4 MP40 - 349x4 = 1396


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Old 05/24/2018, 01:19 AM   #7
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What type of substrate will it have?

60s would likely be my choice but with a 24inch depth they will blow sand around if it isn't coarse enough.


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Old 05/24/2018, 03:52 PM   #8
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I'm going to use gravel.


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