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Old 04-08-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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Circulation in a 60 gallon tank

Ok I'm new at this. I bought these circulation fans that are rated at 800 gph. I read that everything is rated for fresh water and you need double for salt water. I read that you want to have circulation at about 10x the capacity of the tank. So this would be 2 fans at 300 gph. I think I went over board. My fish tend to stay still and not swim around too much. They can swim, but when I turn off the fans they seem to move around more. I notice where I bought the fish they were in small tanks with no powerheads. Are they out of shape?or are my fans to powerful?
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What type of fish do you have?

Some fish like cardinals stay in one place, especially the pajama and the bangi.
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What type of fish do you have?

Some fish like cardinals stay in one place, especially the pajama and the bangi.
Right now I got three chromis and a clownfish.
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The Chromis hang out in the main water column, but do swim around a lot. Lots of circulation is a good thing as I have dove with these fish on reefs where the current would almost pull your mask off. They shouldn't be blowing around like leaves on a windy day. But they can hug the rocks and avoid most currents. Good exercise for them.
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