How much of flow is too much

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  1. ziguri

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    Currently i have 17k liters per hour
    37X water capacity/h

    Was just wondering if it was too much?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Never can have to much flow, but that depends on corals kept.

    What size tank?
     
  4. Ebi Omer

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    Depending what type corals u keep.

    The litre per hour rule is a general guideline. But pump placement. Type of flow. Etc all play a role
     
  5. ziguri

    ziguri Thread Starter

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    Ive got a 450 liter. All my corals died recently, besides my torch which isnt looking good.
    2 x 2000 l/h
    1 x 3000 l/h
    2 x 5000 l/h

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    Add my bit

    Its all about where the pumps are placed - u can deflect them of the glass to give different water movement and it wont be as intense on the corals assuming u have softies and lps. Or cut down to about 12000ltph just space them out well enough.
     
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    too much flow is not a problem.... direct flow constantly coming from the same direction is... as sugested above dont point your wave makers directly at the corals but rather at the surface and if you can buy yourself a controler wich will alow for the flow to alternate from one side of the tank to the other
     
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