Lets talk flow direction

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Mekaeel, 9 Aug 2007.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hello crew.lets talk flow in our our little reefs.or should i say postioning of pumps in our systems to get optimum flow and best results out of our SPS and LPS corals
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    how about some sketches.im working on mines now
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    this is my existing pump setup.

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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    or will something like this be better.not the exact amount of pumps but rather an idea of having pumps on either end of the tank

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    lets see some of yours
     
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    This is one thing I need much more of
     
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    lets hope this tread helps me and others
     
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    Mekaeel are those pumps alternating at all or do they all run continuously ?

    Reason I am asking is that you have positioned 2 pumps on either side of you overflow. These pumps should go off on a cycle to allow water from the opposite end of the tank to get into the overflow.
     
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    yes anthony they run continuouslly.im planning on hooking up timers so they work on different intervals
     
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    Cool, you want to try and move water towards the overflow to get the nasties out of the tank and fed to your skimmer.
     
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    yeah exactly
     
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    Would work better if pumps were on opposite sides of the tank blowing into each other, would create more random flow, would be even better if put on timers.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you mean width wise,rather than length wise alan?because thats what i was planning
     
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    Have them blowing from left to right and then right to left, moving as much of the water column as possible.
     
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    I have two 1" returns from a oceanrunner 6500 ...... each return has a penductor fitted which increases flow by 4 times

    The Oceans Motions return from a closedloop which is run by a sequence 15000gph.
    Each return flows for 30sec then it moves to the next return etc....... ie. pipe 1 then thirty secs later pipe 2 then thirty secs later pipe three etc.

    Total turnover 40 times


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    ok will do so!thanks alan
     
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    thanks geordie,nice sketch
     
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    I think you need to send us some of those penductors Geordie?
     
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