TO much flow

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Porra, 19 Oct 2014.

  1. Porra

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    Can the flow in your tank be to much or to strong? Im not getting sand storms just my fish seem to be hovering in the current and congregating more on the one side of the tank closest to the wave maker.
     
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    What size tank do you have and which wavemaker(s) do you have?
     
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    1.3m x 600 x 600 and 1 x wp 40 set to else and s3.
     
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    No thats not to much
     
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    The ocean currents are strong and have surge etc. That's not to much
     
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    try and point the wavemaker slightly ip towards the surface of the water. .. not too much so it will blow the water out of your tank but just enough so it doesn't blow directly onto your corals and fish
     
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    I'm running two wp40 n a wp25
     
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    Definitely not too much flow
     
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    So am I correct in thinking that as long as the sand is not getting stirred up then it's not to strong.
     
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    @4age what's the size of your tank?
     
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    @Porra..1.2m by 60w by 50 high
     
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    Would you mind posting a pic of how you have arranged your pumps
     
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    As long as the water does not splash over the sides, and your bracing doesnt give in,
    Theres is no such thing as too much flow!
     
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    You will be amazed at how much flow corals and fish can take....fish especially
     
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