my question comes to this, if i require so much power like every one says, than how do seahorse tanks thrive with little to no flow and no surface agitation?
my friends seahorse tank (empty right now cept corals and inverts) is doing great with a single powerhead thats not even pointed at the surface. His xenia has grown 5x faster than mine. I have a midas blenny/ywm/future clownfish and soft corals, all they need everywhere I read is low-medium flow.
thanks again everyone, i am not argueing i am just trying to get clear answers, often I will get a question and everyone will say the same thing but will not say WHY or have any reasoning beyond that its text book procedure. I am trying to find why 2x425 is too weak but a 750 and 425 is perfect? thats almost double the power. I already stressed that the strong flow in one direction made it difficult for my xenia, and that my midas looked like he was having trouble swimming, and that my clownfish had trouble "resting". These are the concerns that made me swap powerheads. If i add my 750 with my 425, i will still have too much current in one direction, and keep in mind i would like my corals and fish to rest well at night. The high flow may be nice for some corals and some fish but overall there is little place to avoid this high flow because the 750 evo is huge
i could be wrong and my xenia and midas love the flow, but only time will tell with my new powerhead placement. I dont understand why i need more power still, i have a ph rippling the surface and its not much different than others i see on youtube, except the rippling doesnt go as far like my 750, only half way across the tank. The other ph seems to be doing a good job of preventing items from settling
i hear if corals are doing good and im not getting dirty, than shouldnt i have enough flow, yet every one here is saying get MORE power..why! I am just trying to avoid getting advice that will cost me more money without a good reason, other than its healthier, because you guys or I cant possibly know until a few weeks at least from now