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Old 12-29-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Power heads

Please see the picture of my tank and see if I have Enuf flow in there, I've only got 1 power head it's a 3000.
Shall I get another 1 and what does flow do to the water,
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Well, I can answer one of your questions.

The flow is good for the water because it makes the fish/corals feel like they are in the ocean. Having flow is also good because some corals need food from the water, so constant movement constantly brings then new food.
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I would say ive got a good flow because all corals as moving back and forth, just got a slight dead spot in the top right hand corner so dnt no weather to put another one in
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It's mainly dependant on the type of coral you keep, softies and LPS will be fine with low-medium flow, as they don't want blasting so it rips them to pieces.

SPS like medium-high flow. I run about 60x turnover in my SPS tank.
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