Sun Sun 5000l/h pump too strong for TL550?

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  1. shauno

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    Hey Guys


    I bought a 5000L/H Sun Sun Vibration pump for My TL 550 yesterday

    I have positioned it as best as i can in the corner of the tank as to avoid my substrate blowing all over the show(reggies play sand)

    The clowns seem to love swimming in the flow though the xenia and elephant ear arent as happy about it.Will they get used to this?


    Is this too much flow for a 130L system ? is there any way i can produce a little less flow with this unit? as i probably wont be able to take it back now and Aint forking out on a new one?

    Your Help will be appreciated


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  3. keyaam

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    I would go with the 3000lph one
     
  4. shauno

    shauno Thread Starter

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    Ya was thinking bout that but i have it already...So will have to make a plan and position it just right

    Thanks Keyaam
     
  5. Jaak

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    That 5000l/h is a touch too much for a Boyu, try the 3000l/h one rather.
     
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    try and position it lowish in the tank and point the outlet towards the surface, then you should be fine.
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    I will swap you a 3000 for your 5000.
     
  8. shauno

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    thanks Riaan but already gonna swop my boet Sentari
     
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    Hi Shaun - it all depends on what you want to keep in your tank.
    If you want to keep LPS corals, then I would too say "YES". But for soft-corals and SPS corals, I would say NO.
    For fish, it does not make a difference.
     
  10. JD167

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    As long as it doesn't look like the fish are in a washing machine. :p
     
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    LOL JD - I have about 95 times water turnover in my tank - and the fish are enjoying every bit of the major rush of the water flow! ;)
     
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    Its mainly because the substrate is being blown all over the place. Will pop in today and see if we can sort this out.
     
  13. Kunhardt

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    Those 5000L Sunsuns are monstas! I found them actually too strong even for my 6ft tank, my zoas and lps on the otherside of the tank closed up when I tried using them :p ... nice pumps though.

    Riaan wanna swap your 3000 for my 5000? ;)
     
  14. danimal

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    I agree! My 1.1m tank has INSANE flow with the 5000L guy... I found that to keep my zoas and shrooms happy I have to point the pump towards the surface otherwise the flow is just too strong everywhere in the tank. I then get lots of surface agitation and oxygenation. I use two 3000L pumps to do the internal flow, they are on a wave controller.
     
  15. shauno

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    LOL nope its not that bad.... but its like my bro said... there are currents in the ocean!!!
     
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    If the 5000 is too strong on your 6ft, I got a 4ft, then maybe not. Else I will end up with sand storms...
     
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    I also have 3 sun sun 5000l/h power heads and would like to replace/swop them with 2000 or 3000 power heads. They are not so great for softies! Keep on closing up!
     
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