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Old 04-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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To much Circulation

Is there such a thing as to much circulation in a saltwater tank? In my 90 gallon tank I have 2 1300 gph wavemakers and my return pump is 1340 gph at 13ft of head and Ive only got about 10 ft head on it
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From what Ive read you cant have too much circulation. Only time its a problem is if its blowing all your substrate around. Other than that fish will adapt to it and corals etc will love it..

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I don't think that you're too high to be concerned about, but you do have quite a bit in there.

Like Shane said, as long as your substrate isn't blowing around and you're fish aren't killing themselves to stay off the walls, you're probably OK.

You do need to watch that certain corals will not tolerate high amounts of flow, so they need to be specifically placed in lower-flow areas of the tank (assuming you have corals)
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Yes I have coral but just a couple right now Im still in the process of building my reef
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I dont actually run all them 24/7 about 6 hours a day is all that all them are on then I shut one wavemaker off then at night turn the other off so all that is on is my return Is this the correct way to do it??
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So long as whats in your tank is looking healthy and everything is good I would say you must be doin it right.. Im just a FOWLR guy, no experience with corals only what Ive read..

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That was me up until about a month ago when I bought this new tank now I have a FOWLR and the beginings of a reef tank (very addicting hobby) Learning alot from reading and here at AA
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I have an add on question. lol

You said you turn off the PH's at night and just leave the return running? Is that ok? I currently have 2 ph's on 24/7 and I worry that my fish don't have any down time. i do turn off everything including hob skimmer when I fedd since the fish are still very tiny.

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I have an add on question. lol

You said you turn off the PH's at night and just leave the return running? Is that ok? I currently have 2 ph's on 24/7 and I worry that my fish don't have any down time. i do turn off everything including hob skimmer when I fedd since the fish are still very tiny.

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Why turn off skimmer during feeding time? What's the purpose?
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It moves the food around on the top of the water and my fish are too small and dumb to cope. lol
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