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Old 02-27-2014, 02:07 AM   #1
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Flow in Your SPS/Mixed Reef

I am trying out different flow patterns in my 60 gallon SPS dominated tank with 5 Montiporas, 3 Stylophoras, 1 Pocillopora, 2 Seriatoporas and 5 Acroporas all placed middle/high level. Some various LPS and Softies on the bottom.
For powerheads I have Sicce Voyager 3 (1200 gph) on one side and JBJ Oceanstream (1600 gph) on the other controlled with a Sicce Wave Surfer Controller to create intermittent flow. In addition, Sicce Voyager 2 (800 gph) runs full time.
So far so good.

What's the flow like in your SPS dominant/mixed reef?
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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Well I have a 20 mixed but more heavy on sps. 3 bn, 3 acros, and about 7 montis of various sorts along with lps and zoas.
I have an mp10 set at about 40% on reef crest and a koralia 425 on the opposite side
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:26 AM   #3
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Well I have a 20 mixed but more heavy on sps. 3 bn, 3 acros, and about 7 montis of various sorts along with lps and zoas.
I have an mp10 set at about 40% on reef crest and a koralia 425 on the opposite side
Nice! Got pics? Always good to see what works for others. I would post mines but apparently I exceeded my limit
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Yeah I have to and I'm on my phone at the moment so I can't lol. Ill get some up tomorrow though once I get on my comp.
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Sounds good!
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Here ya go man!FTS
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Man that's nice. I like the shape of your Setosa!
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Very nice bribo
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:06 PM   #9
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Yeah that's my favorite coral haha. It is branching like an acro but then encrusting and forming little fingers on the base.
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I have only had sps again since Christmas but I have 2 mp40 on my 90g. I run them at about 80% on short pulse mode and they like it. They haven't grown much but they have encrusted like mad and are starting to get their color back. Click image for larger version

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Ponape birdsnest, strawberry shortcake and validia.

I also had a frag of forest fire digi that has been dying despite all my effort, still has a couple spots that look like it may have polyps hence it still being on the rack.
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