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  1. maxisoft

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    Okay, so I got a bit if an algae buildup and was advised to get more flow.

    I have a sunsun dual at the moment flowing at 6000 L/H. My hammer coral, zoas, shrooms, gsp and finger leather were doing quite well. I added a 5000 L/h single sun-sun this weekend and everything went to hell... the hammer, the zoas and gsp decided not to make an appearance....Whats more is that the sunsun dug itself a neat sandbank overnight.

    I then moved the flow upwards towards the surface and now I've got a tsunami. The clowns are swimming overtime trying to keep with the flow....

    Can someone advise on the correct amount of flow for a 4ft, direction, etc... ?
     
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    Hi Maxisoft, the idea is to create a random flow, try and use a SWCD or have one of the bounce of the glass, try and check it by having some plastic ribbons in the tank while you setting to see the flow

    Not to sure about the theory on Algae, :peroni:
     
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    have the pumps on opposite sides of the tank, about three quarters up, little bit to the front, facing each other directly. Will have very chaotic flow in the middle of the tank.
     
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    Thanks Riaan,

    Will give that a try...

    What is a SWCD?
     
  6. Tremayn

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    Make sure the glass is clean before you stick the flow pump as the suction cups wont hold well. Every other day mine goes down and its annoying lol. The 5000L seems to be be more powerful than the 6000L and I heard it has better projection than the 6000 and alot of people say the 5000 is under rated.
     
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    I agree with you about the 5000 L/H. The dual seems to be slower imo but that could be because you can adjust the flow in two directions. But for under R200 its the best value for money I found and its only 12watts...
     
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    I think the 6000 has a more spread and gentle flow and the 5000 has the projection. Hell but its cheap so I cant complain :p
     
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    yeah the sun suns are good value for money. I would just want to get the magnet holder as suctions cups are kak!
     
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    You also can try point the pumps towards each other and up towards the water surface.
     

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