What are the various methods for getting flow in our systems? what purpose does the flow serve? should our flow emulate tides?
when I think Tidal Flow for an aquarium (our glass box) I think of a surge device...lets discuss "tidal" flow for a bit.
what is thought of when you see the term "tidal" flow when it is in the context of our glass boxes?
Got ya, thats what I was thinking just wanted to make sure. Sounds like a good plan. Im hoping to have my next tank drilled with a C2C overflow so a CLS should fit in there nicely.I just mean havening the "sucking" end of the CLS in the overflow to protect the critters.
in the commentinteresting answers on the tidal flow question. i would have thought the common answer would have been flow coming from only one direction.
Nate_bro- i think a surge device replicates wave action, not necessarily tidal flow.
in nature what does the flow do?
that's what comes to mind for me, not from ocean experience, but from a hobby point of thinking.when I think Tidal Flow for an aquarium (our glass box) I think of a surge device...
maybe.....in the food thread. i found this article. just reading the Abstract will be fine. i found it quite interesting that it confirmed something that Spanky had been saying, but went against what the sand people say as a benefit to DSB's. i am not trying to get into that debate again. i am just pointing out that it looks like the incoming tides are primary food suppliers for the reef and the outgoing tides are primarily waste export for the reef.
if this is the case how would this change the way we should think about the flow in our systems? or how the flows should be utilized.