Question about wave makers

Kashif314

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I have a 100 gallon, feed fish sparingly but I see fish waste on my substrate and after doing some research I concluded that I don't have enough water movement. All my water movement is mainly at surface. I don't have an air stone. I use a canister filter. There is more than enough surface agitation because of it. I have an internal power head filter but tank is 5 feet so its not enough.

I never installed a wave maker in my tank. I want to add one to move the water. So my question is how many watts wave maker I need for my tank? Stocking is blue dolphins, yellow labs, dragon peacocks, some haps (not large) but I have 3 dolphins and they are like 5 to 6 inches long so they won't appreciate a strong flow. I don't want to make them uncomfortable with high current so please advise accordingly. Thanks.
 
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TwoHedWlf

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Powerheads and wavemakers rarely are rated by watts, it will be in the specs of course, but isn't really that important. For a 100 gallon tank I'd suggest one or two in the 1000GPH range. Something like a Jebao OW-25 should do, it's cheap, adjustable from 185-2245 GPH and gives a nice wide flow.
I run a pair of them on my 440L, at full power they give it a nice slow current.
 
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Kashif314

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Powerheads and wavemakers rarely are rated by watts, it will be in the specs of course, but isn't really that important. For a 100 gallon tank I'd suggest one or two in the 1000GPH range. Something like a Jebao OW-25 should do, it's cheap, adjustable from 185-2245 GPH and gives a nice wide flow.
I run a pair of them on my 440L, at full power they give it a nice slow current.
Thanks a lot. Do you have both at the same end of your tank or one is at right and other on left?
 
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