130L Tank, need more flow - your advice?

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  1. Matt

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    130L, need more flow in it. was thinking possibly 2 x Tunze 6025's?

    Don't want anything too big as it will stand out a lot in a nano.

    What else would you advise?
     
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    A couple of small powerheads will be fine, hide one down behind the rockwork and the other up high to aggitate the surface
     
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    how about 2 SEIO M260?

    they work wonders in my 170l & they don't cost that much + you can get the magnet mounts, very cool
     
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    ive used the seios m820s (2)in my 600*600*450,worked lekker
     
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    Just bought 2 Tunze Nanostream 6025's ;) Great service from the importer - George. ;)
     
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    Matt, as per your PM here is a pic of the pumps in my nano. The Seio is in place of the one Tunze whos brace broke. They are both 2500 l/h. How have you placed yours and why do you say it is to strong.
     
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    awesome alfie! what fish you got in there? I'll post a pic of mine right now
     
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    Clearly impartial advice then:lol: :lol:
     
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    I have clowns,fire gobies and royal gramma
     
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    Hows the placement of these two pumps? Softies aren't being blown away, hopefully they get used to the increased flow?
     
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    Please excuse the hazy pic, it's from redoing all the aquascaping and adding 2 Tunze nanostreams!! ;)
     
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    I would let them face each other so the streams hit each other and create random flow. The corals and fish will be used to the extra flow in a short while.
     
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    Cool thanks for the advice Alfie, i've done just that. Getting some crazy agitation at the surface and the clowns don't seem to be struggling at night when they try settle down ;)
     
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    hey matt,

    is that a boyu 550?

    i got one a couple of days ago, any advice?

    i have no extra's in the tank, and thought that i wouldnt need because i was sold the tank by sam saying that the components in the tank are sufficient.

    thanks
     
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    robski its a great tank, lighting could be better but its more than enough for softies etc.

    if I were you i'd either drill a hole in the rear false wall and add another powerhead in the rear chambers (to improve flow in the tank) or do what I did and purchase some powerheads to put in the display. trust me your livestock will thank you for the flow. I have about 45x flow in my nano as apposed to the 6x flow it comes stock with.

    Also remove the bioballs, ceramics and sponges from the rear chambers as they will become clogged with detritus and can cause huge issues down the line. I have put live rock rubble in my rear compartments but many people turn it into a refugium (put a little light and keep chaeto in there)

    Umm, other than that, I run charcoal, phosphate remover (to inhibit algae growth) and purigen (to polish the water)

    ;) Any more questions just ask robski :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome ;)

    Just to touch up on my knowledge here..

    What is a refugium?

    Put a little light and keep chaeto in there.?

    Sorry to be asking dumb questions man.

    Thanks :)
     
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    Basically a refugium can be used to breed little critters for your fish to eat (copepods, amphipods etc), but many guys with nano's put a light in the rear chamber and grow macro algae (chaeto) which helps reduce nitrates. I've found this is too much of a mission.

    So I just took some liverock, broke it up into rubble and put that in the rear compartments to aid with filtration (along with the other things mentioned above)

    Hows your skimmer doing?
     
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    those rear chambers are so iffy, very difficult to even get your arm down there ???? I'm still trying to find out exact how/were the water flows through each chamber ?? I have a bag of purigen in my second to last chamber but wether there is enough flow I seriously have my doubts ????
     
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    sorry another question ? Do you guys leave on your power heads 24x7. Just a thought of maybe giving your fish a "flow" break at night ??

    I know waves on a reef dont stop at night, just a thought ?
     
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