44L Nano Reef Tank

jujubee7

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hi guys ive got a 44L (uk) im getting my equipment together to start a basic reef tank to see how it goes. im a little confused to do i go for a powerhead or do i go for a wavemaker i have seen a all pond solutions wm-2500 but what is the difference other then the way they look what would be better for a beginner im trying to stay as cheap as i can but the wm-2500 is £24.99 can some one tell me what i should go for a powerhead or a wave maker and the benefits....
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A powerhead is probably the choice you want as you said you wanted to stay on the cheaper size.  A powerhead is just a pump that pushes water straight ahead of it and nothing more, whereas a wavemaker will ramp up/down and use pre-programmed modes to simulate different wave patterns on the reef.
 

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