Do i need 2 wavemakers?

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I am cycling a tank and have until Thursday next week until it's fully cycled with the way things are going and according to my current advice.

My question is do I need 1370gph of flow??? I have 2 480gph wavemakers, my main filter head which is 360gph, and then my uv sterilizer does 50gph.

I'm not sure about the combination of equipment because I'm also adding a 30g skimmer next week. My tank is 36g so I'm wondering if I should move around any of my current equipment or take some out? Thanks.
 
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You're probably not getting 360Gph with your return pump due to height, etc. - but it's most likely plenty. Ideally you want 10-20x from wavemakers, so a single 480Gph wavemaker is probably sufficient. Or if you plan to run both turn them down to 50% max.
I adjusted the one on the right side of tank to flow left and pointed the filter outlet to flow to the right side. Once I turn on UV filter and put skimmer in, there will be plenty of flow for the tall stack of rocks I got. No real dead spots water is moving pretty good.
 
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