Water Movement

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by gawarncke, 25 Mar 2009.

  1. gawarncke

    gawarncke

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    Hi there guys.

    Can anyone tell me how much water movement you need in your tank. I have 3 blowers in the tank and it looks really suffiecient but how much is enough??

    Any advice please!
     
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  3. crispin

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    that depends on what you wnat to keep garth.

    you HAVE to stop and start to plan things a little or you will end up loosing your enthusiasm as things will die.

    blowers or more commonly refered to as internal powerheads. please have a look at them and see what the rating is, and what make? For 2m tanks you would probably do well with teh seios 2600 or if you can afford the tunze they are the top of the range and brilliant water movers. But you will probably need 4 or so.

    BUT you like nennies dont you, so you should really read up on Closed Loop systems as a way to create chaotic random flow of water in your tank.

    please note different corrals like different intensity of flow, some like hard fast flow, some softer almost static water. thus we try to create areas in the aquarium that has random (always shifting direction so detritus does not settle) but similar intensity of flow fopr different corrals. You must learn what corrals like what sort of conditions before buying them.

    DO NOT PRACTICE IMPULSE BUYING
     
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    Hi Garth - I have a 2 metre tank, and I have a total water turnover (the total amount that the water pumps/power-heads in my tank is moving) of +-58000 litres per hour. I have a total tank volume to water movement ratio, of +-90 to 1... per hour....

    As Crispin says - the SEIO's are best value for money - as well as ReSun Wavers and SunSun's. Best/Top of the range brand, are Tunzes....
     
  5. crispin

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    if you can afford to, then a controller which randomly switches the pumps on and off and the in tensity of the flow is very worth getting.
     
  6. gawarncke

    gawarncke Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys.

    And yes I was a bit of a impulsive buyer. Just really excited about the whole thing.

    But I have dropped things a notch or two and now im gonnna rather spend two or three hours a day on this site trying to increase my knowledge then rather taking chances. So please guys bear with me as I am going to be asking a hell of a lot of questions.

    ;)
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Garth - You are making the BEST/WISEST decision ever! You won't regret it!

    And don't you worry! There's NO such thing as a stupid question! Ask away! We are here to make you the BEST reefer you can EVER be!
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Garth,

    Crispin suggested checking out some threads in the members systems and setups forum..... check those out and decide what you want to achive..... then we can all help you plan your way to success !!
     
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    LOL - The right way of doing it!:thumbup:
     
  10. wukkie

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    What about 2 vortech's to create water movement
     
  11. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    2 vortech`s would be round about R10k, that would be the only downside in using them :p
     
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    A Polario??
     
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    dual outlet polario works well for me
     
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    To me the Polario is the best thing since feeesh! Pity it's a bit expensive just now as I recently got married.
     
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    agreed i luv that pump.....getting married vs polario...remains an open question;)
     
  16. crispin

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    shees i wopuldnt have posted getting married even near enough to challenge a question like that :)
     
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