Flow for a 225g 6’x30”x2’

Bruce Wayne

New member
Getting back in the hobby with my 72”x30”x24”t 225 gallon. I am going to have sand(2-3”deep), minimal live rock, and mixed reef(“easy”sps). It has a center, internal overflow. I’d like as much flow as possible without sand storms. Any recommendations?



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There are a host of options; Tunze Turbelle and Ecotech Marine (in different sizes) are among powerheads that I would buy. Some people build a closed-loop system (external pumps recirculating water), but I would always go for powerheads for flexibility and the sheer variety now available. I would not worry too much about sandstorms; they are inevitable at first, and with careful placement, you can avoid kicking up the sand and still have great random flow.

Bruce Wayne

New member
Do you have an external overflow? I’m assuming you have the (4) MP60s split on the sides? Are you sps dominant? How would you describe your aqua scape?


Premium Member
Two internal overflows........Two MP60's on each end. Just a few SPS frags at this time. Aquascape : Three Islands.