Powerhead question


New member
I Have a 35 gal tank and i have 2 maxijet 1200's (one on each side blowing towards the middle at the top of my tank) and i find its creating too much turbulance. My gravel moves a little and the poor bristle starfish that was on my liverock was hanging on for dear life. People tell me that 1 is not enough flow and that 2 would be perfect and maybe even 3 would be good (3 would probably turn my tank into a whirlpool:p) So is this much current normal in a tank or is there a way to tone it down a bit (either turn one off, aim them a different way or add the nozzle attatchment (the flat one) so the bottom of my tank doesnt get disturbed too much.


Reefing in NE
What are the dimensions of your tank? If the tank isn't very long maybe you would be better off with smaller maxijet pumps, like the 400 or 600.