PICOdilly builds a Nano

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    Nope pretty much cleared up. Tank is rather clean. Worried that the clean up crew are going to battle to find food soon
     
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    That sounds a bit rough. If you take away head height you running your system 16 time a hour through your sump or back compartment. Try bringing that down? Dont know what wavemaker you have but maybe put it on a short pulse mode so it only makes a bit of water movement at a time
     
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    I’m sitting with the same problem in my 100 liter, looking at the Tunze 6040. @Baberbek is running the Tunze 6020 in a tank the same as mine and he is quite happy with it.
     
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    flow on softies & lps the has a general rule of 20-30x your tank volume. maybe aim it at the surface & see if that helps
     
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    Think I'm way over that at about 40 times a hour and that's not including my return pump. I have directed it to face the surface but think it's sitting to high up in the tank. Want to try lower the pump and have it face up as much as possible. Frogspawn still looked like it was being swirled to much this morning.
     
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    Im only running my Return Pump currently on my 25l display

    EDIT: & my SPS has great polyp extension. But will have to see what the long term implications are
     
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    Thinking of doing the same. Might not be sufficient thou as that will only give a turn over of about 15 times a hour. Might also create dead spots in the tank
     
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    Any idea what the smallest flow pumps are rated at?
     
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    Depending on how long u want to keep the tank, look at the SW2 wavemake. i think that would be PERFECT for u
     
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    Tank is a long term plan so I want maximum life span and obviously maximum flow without disturbing corals
     
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    yeah the SW2 i think will work great or the SW4. Cuz u can ramp up the flow or tone it down till u find that sweet spot.
     
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    What make is the SW2 flow pump you are talking about?
     
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    Sry Jeboa SW2
     
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    So I think I have come right with the flow pump/WaveMaker. I mounted it on the opposite side and it is firing behind my scape work so corals seem happy and I'm happy I still have my water turning over 40 times a hour. IMG_20180418_192309.jpg IMG_20180418_192504.jpg
     
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    How does one post videos on here?
     
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    Post a YouTube link.
     
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    Even for my own clips I've filmed
     
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    Just upload them to Youtube and then post the link here then it will show :).
     
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    I'll get the popcorn so long.
     
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