How much flow do YOU have??

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Matt, 30 Apr 2008.

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How much flow do you have in your setup?

  1. <20 x

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  2. 20 x

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  3. 30 x

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  4. 40 x

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  5. 50 x or greater. I am nuts!

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  1. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    I'm interested in how much flow all the different members have, and what they keep in their tank.

    I've just upgraded to 2 x Tunze 6025's.

    5000L/h flow in a 130L tank keeping softies and LPS. Thats 38 x

    What do you guys have?
     
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  3. gaz19

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    35 i think it was, thats softies lps and sps
     
  4. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Not enough, sps dominated, abot 200 times turnover......
     
  5. Alfie

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    I am also nuts +50 times
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    hehe ;)
     
  7. Warr7207

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    15000L on 500L tank
     
  8. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    24 times 500L

    2x M1500 20 timens
    Returm pump 4 times
     
  9. shane

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    tank flow

    Hi guys,
    I thought I had a lot of flow, but it seems I was wrong. My tank(1.2 x 0.5 xs 0.45 ) (l x w x d) setup so far has a return pump that does 6500 l/hour which goes to 4 outlets in the tank. I dont know if I should add more pumps in the tank for circulation.Planning on keeping softies and lps.
    Cheers
     
  10. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hey shane,defniatley add more flow,how about 2 more seio m820's
     
  11. shane

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    Hey Mekaeel,
    Do you have any M820's laying around that I can use?
    And maybe a controller while I'am at it.
    Cheers
     
  12. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    will let you know shane.ive got a few lying around,just waiting to finish of with my small cube and will ley you know ;)
     
  13. shane

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    Hey mekaeel
    Shot buddy, I will try take some pics of my progress so far and post them.
    Cheers
     
  14. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    cool man,looking forward to the pics :)
     
  15. shane

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    mekaeel,
    How is that cube of your's comming along? I think I need to come see it for myself as I am unable to see any pictures on photo bucket.
     
  16. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    which one Shane?
    the 1m*1m*600 is filled up and fully stocked.
    the 600*600*450 is currently empty.need to start working on that.
    you more than welcome to through :)
     
  17. Quinton

    Quinton Smarty-pants Newbie

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    50x on a 1000 litre tank

    15 000 l/hr return pump
    15 000 l/hr Resun wavermaker.
    4 x 6000 l/hr Boyu wavemakers

    If I take into account head loss on the return pump, and the fact that the wavers are not on all the time, flow is much lower than the total above. Plan to add another Resun 15 000 litre/hr when stock arrives.
     
  18. jacquesb

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    +-50 times turnover (display tank volume - not total volume)

    From 2 x 15000 litre/hour ReSun WaveMakers, and 1 x 3000 litre/hour return
    When I switch on my CLS pump (still leaking :-( ) then I have +-90 times DT volume turnover....
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    My main display has 58X on 156litres - return pump(2700l/h) + 2 seio 820(2 x 3200l/h)
    My big refugium has 102X on 95litres - return pump(2500l/h) + 3 seio 620(3 x 2400l/h)
    My small refugium has 142X on 10.5litres(reefoctopus hang-on type) - return pump 1500l/h

    My whole system in general has 78X flow - probably a bit less because return pumps lose efficiency with a higher head. :wave2:
     
  20. Puppy

    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    Last i worked it out i was on about 170x turnover
     
  21. Warr7207

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    Just upgraded to now 44x
     
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