High Flow LPS

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by Galibore, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Guys I'm planning an SPS dominated tank but would like to keep an LPS or two as well. Can anyone recommend an LPS that doesn't mind/likes a relative high flow?
     
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    I am not too sure Galibore - perhaps Fungia? (Their polyps do not extend THAT much into the water column)..... Otherwise perhaps Goniporia?
    But that said - I am sure that you will a "lower water flow" region at the bottom of the tank, and in the corners? You should be able to put some LPS there?
     
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    What about candycane corals?
     
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    Yip your candycane's, closed brains, fungia etc etc. How much flow is high flow going to be.
     
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    Alan - how about turbinaria? (plate-corals) - would they also be able reasonably high flow?
     
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    Flow is about 3000L/H less head loss in a 50L display.
     
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    Hi Gali.... so you are talking about mostly directional water flow, at a rate of +-50 times the volume of your tank's water.... This is still a reasonable amount of flow... I think that if your put the LPS lower down in the tank (not directly in the linear flow), it should be fine.... I think that cup-corals (turbinaria) should be ok in your tank as well...
     
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    There is no real linear flow. The water pretty much moves from side to side alternating. But I think I have found what I'm looking for. Brains, Candycanes and Plate corals.

    Thanks a lot guys.
     
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    They will be fine as well.
     
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    in my system which is mainly SPS,ive got brain corals,fungia and even a pincusion and all are doing well.well there are stuff like frospawn that are kept in the low flow areas
     

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