How much current in the tank is too much current!?

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  1. marsbrat

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    Hi guys,

    I have a 4FT DT with a sump return pump of 3000l/hour. I have just installed 2 power heads for current in the tank, 1 x 4000l/hour and 1 x 5000l/hour. How much movement is too much movement? At the moment everything is moving in the tank!?
     
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    what do you plan on keeping?
     
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    when the fish cant swim and corals blow over.
    how much are they moving?
     
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    marsbrat Thread Starter

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    Everything gets around and can swim...My sailfin croaked and I don't know if it was the current or just that the tank wasn't ready.

    Now reverting to putting nothing in till I have everything running fine.

    Currently I have a few Pulsing Xenias, Zoa's and a mushroom or 2 in the tank.

    I am aiming at having a reef look tank with fish and corals.
     
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    Is there a specific way the pumps should face. Currently I have my water inlet blowing down, and the 2 pumps on either side of the tank?
     
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    i have the same pumps in my tank, only thing is i have 3 of them, dont see your sailfin dieing do to currnet in the tank, im sure you tank is not ready
     
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