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I have two low flow areas of my tank (the very back corners of each end) and these are the areas where a bit of mulm and detritus settle. The rocks in these areas are a little bit furry, I wouldnt say hair algae YET but definately furry LOL.

But the main noticable difference with these two areas is the amount of life that is abundantly obvious. There is immense congregations of swaying, hair fine red worms, very small feather dusters, pods of all shapes, larger worms, lots of sand tubes with feelers extended (different feelers for different species) extremely small bristle stars, lots of sand mounds from yet unidentfied things and many many other unidentfied critters.

Do you have these low flow areas? I suppose if eventually hair algae does grow and it stays contained in these two areas it would be OK .

It just amazes me the amount of life that these two areas have that I dont see (at least not to this extent)in other more faster flow areas.
I have thought of somehow creating more flow in these areas but I'm sure that I would loose a lot of these critters.

But theres the rub, do I loose the critters but maybe stem a hair algae outbreak in these two areas or do I put up with a bit of algae growth and enjoy this added biodiversity?
 

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how much flow do you have in the system? these areas just sound like lower flow areas compared to the rest of the system. these areas do not sound stangnant by any means. i just think this is enough flow for the tube worms to live without their arms being blown off.:D as long as the areas are not stangnant enough to collect detritus i would just leave it be.

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Geoff, I have 33x tank flow per hour, its pretty intense and all my softies and shrooms have movement, its just the two back corners. These areas definately have flow but miniscule compared with the other areas.
 
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