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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I appreciate any advice or tips you give me in advance. But i'm a little confused on this. All my fish are hanging out on the left side of my tank near the filter inlet. The tank is still fairly new. It has cycled. And the fish have been in there for about a month. The clown fish have...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Would the area circled in green on the picture be considered a high flow area? want to put a birds nest or a monti cap there but not sure if that would be a good floe area without being placed on the ledge beside it in direct flow.
  3. Marine Depot
    What you need to know about FLOW Water flow is an integral part of coral biology and necessary for keeping corals in captivity
  4. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    How much flow is too much for a 10g nano? I already have a koralie 425 so id like to able to use that if possible, and i want to get a hob for extra flow and a place to add media. Would the koralia plus a 300gph fluval hob be too much?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I'm just wondering if this is enough light. I have some Zoas, Mushrooms, and some soft corals. They seem to be growing (Larger) but not spreading. This is a 90g 48" wide 24" deep tank.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So I was told by someone at my LFS that I was to go FOWLR for now that I would not need any additional flow apparatuses like powerheads. Is this true? My plan is to start FOWLR and then go coral eventually, so then I would buy powerheads and such at that time. However, I thought you still...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 180 gallon with corner overflows. 1 inch drains and 1inch returns running on a jebao dct 7000. I have two sw15s on opposite ends of the tank as well as a wp25 on the back wall. I'm running dual filter socks and filter floss in the bubble trap. The problem is I have a considerable...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon JBJ all in one system. There is no sump, just filters in the back. The main flow for the tank comes from the pumps that return the water from the back of the tank to the front, and they rest at the top of the tank, just below water level. I'm sure if anyone is curious you...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Is there such a thing as too much flow for a tank. my tank is 6 feet by 2 feet 150 reef, mixed tank, LPS ,SPS 1 wavebox 2Tunze Turbelle stream 6105 Flow rate: (700 to abt. 3,400 USgal./h) at max 2Turbelle Stream 6125 (3150 GPH) I'm thinking about the fish also can too much flow keep them...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi newb question again..... So I have 2 MP10's running about 45% reef simulation. my tank is a 45 gallon. 24" wide, 24" tall, 18" depth front to back so 45% of the PH's is roughly 750 gph and I have my return crossing the top at 300 gph. So is this too much flow for my fish.. I have 2...
  11. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    I'm thinking about adding a closed loop system to my 220 Gallon tank. Will not be drilled. I also already have a good wave maker. So my thoughts are just consent flow no random water moment. What i'm planning is 2 pumps, intake in the overflow boxes. The two output pipes would be right beside...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    So, how much flow is too much? I've seen several people state their flow rates and 100x, 140x times seems pretty good, but is their a point that is just too much? I know that my mushrooms and my bubble aren't big fans of the flow, but I'm just kind of curious if I put a new pump in to the...
  13. LPS Coral Forum
    So I know I'll get a lot of different opinions here...but just trying to get a guide line for recommend turnover rate for a lps/soft coral tank. Situation: 90 gallon tank the tank is 36 long and 24 wide and 24 tall...pretty good amount of live rock I would say...not sure how much in lbs of...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    Hi, I have a dennerle 30l nano reef which has a stock 500lp/h 4 in 1 filter and surface skimmer. It has an option for 250lp/h I have just ordered a koralia 900 nano as I saw things settling on my sandbed. At the time of ordering I didn't realise my stock pump was 500 lp/h. Will 1400lp/h (or...
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello, I am in the planning stages of my 120g 48x24x24 tank. I have a nano tank, with no sump, so I'm new to the need for a skimmer. Is there a certain strength or turnover required for 120g tank? What is the "Standard" I dont know if it matters, but Im looking to make this a Softies tank...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have 2 ecoplus pumps (rated 1347GPH) in my 180g , but every time i open the valve more than 60% the return makes some noise and the overflow gets full and it drops it in one big splash in the sump. I did some wrong, and also wonder what my flow it is right now that pumps are not open all the way.
  17. Nano Reefs
    I'm trying to build a 15 gal nano tank. This project is mostly about learning how to build - and use - a diy sump. The sump is a 20gal long tank with baffles separating it into three compartments. I purchased a Jebao DCT 4000 pump that has an adjustable flow rate of 749 to 1055 gph. The tank...
  18. Marine Depot
    Eliminate dead spots. Make waves. Watch corals dance! Enjoy 10% off pumps, powerheads and wavemakers at Marine Depot until midnight Sunday coupon code: CURRENT
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I'm running a 26G (typo in the title, sorry) FOWLR as my first tank, and it's been up a few months now doing well. I've read in a few threads on here that people suggest getting 15-20x flow in terms of GPH on a tank, so I'm running a Fluval C4 (100GPH), a small powerhead that's somewhat built...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I started this thread in the coral section so I appologize for the double post but this forum seems to be more active. I was seeking help/ opinions on the flow in my 45 gallon tank. Originally Inhad two Korolia 425's with an output of 425gph each. It was suggested that this flow was too little...
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