Ideal Flow ?????????????

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  1. Awvince

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    Good Day.
    What is the ideal turnover/flow for the different types of corals ie. sofies, lps and sps?
    And perhaps the maximum and minimum for each too.
     
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    good question awnice tagging.....
     
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    well i guess softies and LPS require a gentle flow and SPS high flow.but how gentle should the flow be and how high should the flow be....
     
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    Hi Awince, when we talk about water flow, this does not mean turn over through the sump, if you turn your entire water volume through the sump 2-3x PH that will be fine. The rest of the flow comes through pumps in the display itself.
    First off lets not confuse softs with mushrooms. Mushrooms require a fairly gentle flow of between 10- 15 x ph.
    There are certain LPS that require more flow than others, but generally the 10 - 25 x ph.
    The SPS and softies actually enjoy the high water flow 20 x +. The reason folk say that softies for lower flow is that they can tolerate the lower flow but certainly thrive in the slightly higer flow areas.
     
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    Thanks Alan, that info helps alot.
     
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