Flow in my tank

Discussion in 'Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks' started by JDV, 8 Jun 2012.

  1. JDV

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    I have 2 sun sun 6000l “it as 2 propellers” wave makers in FOWLR tank is this perhaps too much? I feel sorry for the fish it looks like they have to swim their tails off.
     
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    What structure do you have? How big is your tank?

    If you feel the flow is to much try and aim the pumps into some rock work to "split" the flow. If you don't want to aim them at the surface of the water that also disperse the flow.
     
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    Lol sorry I should have mentioned that, I have 1.2x450x450 tank. I will attached a pic of the tank
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    Aim them at the surface and have a look at the flow (not to high otherwise it will cause so much kak)
     
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    ok cool, will try that, thanks for the help
     
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    also counter-flowing the pumps would work, your layout seems as tho the pumps would cause a swirl within the tank, continuous single direction, best bet is to maybe face them at each other, so there's no continuous flow in the same direction, or even better, get a timer on them, put them on the same side of the tank, one blowing down the front the other down the back and pop them on a intermittance timer or something.
     
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    Thanks @West I will play with them the weekend see what works the best
     
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    i run 2x 6000l sicce voyager pumps in n 600x600x500 cube so i dont think you have to much flow there and my fish are all fine and healthy
     
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    Looks fine to me. Plenty of rockwork they can park behind if they want to get out of the flow.
     
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