What flow for a 140l reef?

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    Just want to know, what would be the best flow for a 140l reef tank, want to have some sps and lps and softies.. the whole system is 175l's with the sump, its the same system as Gawiedj just with a sump.
    Want to get the best posible flow for this system?
     
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    I would say a minimum of 30 times turnover and make sure you hit all those dead spots, so that no detritus settles.
     
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    30 Times is cool but some LPS may not like the hectic flow especially if its directional and not chaotic, random flow
     
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    I was thinkhng of 2x wm2 wavemakers would that be enough?
     
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    What is the flow rate on those pumps Renannchen?
     
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    Should be fine hey.
     
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    Definately fine especially wavemakers as you wont have this contant hectic flow
     
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    Agreed
    Just one thing with LPS try get random turbulant flow but no direct flow
    I have found that do not enjoy direct flow
    Good luck with the tank:thumbup:
     
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    That should not be a problem. That said, I do feel it would be better to have your flow with smaller pumps. Say instead of 2x 5000 pumps, 3x3000 litre pumps or something. 5000 litres an hour on a smallish tank is pretty strong coming from one source. Just a thought to consider.
     
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    Ok cool, then i am going to use the wave maker controler and add 2 or 3 2400lph seio's, would that be better?
     

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