She actually has a few issues that she is working on and yes flow is one of them. But after all the things that are wrong are fixed she is still going to need a clean up crew. The biggest problem is that she was using tap water. An R/O system was ordered because there was nothing in town big enough. So we are planning ahead for a clean up crew once the water issues are under control.
I think today I talked her into getting rid of the lunare wrasse so it may be a moot point. Is anyone interested in a lunare wrasse? She has lots of other stock in the tank but everything else is reef safe. She did not realize he was not reef safe when she got him a year ago. She just thought he was beautiful, which he is but deadly. Thanks for your thoughts.
As for my tank flow I DOUBT I need to increase my flow, my parameters are spot on and no algae to speak of. I am using a bit of a non-traditional pump method though. I am using an outdoor pond pump. Because we live in the middle of nowhere with no LFS
, we needed a new pump right away and our only option was a Home Depot pond pump. We called the manufacturer and they said the pump would still work for SW
they just do not warranty it if you use it in SW
. They also said it would not last as long as if used in FW
. It pumps 1150 gph
, the little powerhead is to make up for the 4 foot of head loss. We were going to replace it we when got a chance but it works so well we decided to run it until it dies.
72 gallon bow front, koralia 1 powerhead, approx 30 gallon sump and separate 20 gallon display refugium, Aqua C protein skimmer, Live rubble filteration, 80 # of LR, and a 4 inch sand bed.