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Old 01-17-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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how much water flow?

i'm concerned about my water flow, i have a frofile 600 powerhead and a HOB filter that also gives a current, but is this enough? my tank is only 10 gallons. TIA
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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You're looking at 10x turnover, so 100gph. How much does each pump put out?
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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the power head pumps 84 gph and the hob does 85 gph i believe.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:33 PM   #4
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In a 10 gallons? Thats fine IMO.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:41 PM   #5
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thats what i thought but i noticed a bit of cyano today, not a lot, but i've heard that low flow is reponsible for that. maybe ill just cut down on my lighting times.
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A higher flow will help it from taking root but the underlying problem is phosphates
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hmmm thanks. i had been using tap water until a week ago. now i switched to R/O so maybe that will help get my phosphates under raps. thanks!
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A higher flow will help it from taking root but the underlying problem is phosphates
Agree, you may want to consider testing for it. If high, there are measures you can take. We will help you through it.
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thanks, i'll buy a testing kit tomorrow.
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