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Old 12-09-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Too Much Circulation???

Hi Guys, I have a 75gal SW

I have added things to the tank, and with my battle with Hair Algea. Anyway I added up my circulation and was very surprised!!!!!

Here is what I have:

In Sump- Mag 7 for return 700gal w/height 4ft probably 400gal
Mag 3 on Remora Pro skinmmer 350gal

Magnum 350 running Phos bag only 350 Gal
Rotating powerhead 290gal
Aqua clear 500 500gal
That's 1890gal/hr

That's 25 times per/hr!!!!!

My sand isn't moving and the current doesn't look to strong..
Is this too much though????????????????

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:12 PM   #2
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Wouldn't think so. It just keeps your o2 levels good and high. As long as your current isn't so strong that it disturbs your animals it should be fine. JMHO

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Where is your skimmer? If its in the sump then it has zero affect on the tank's water flow.

Thats not to much flow by a long shot. Im sure thats giving you a good random current pattern inside the tank and thats exactly what you want.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:53 PM   #4
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i have almost 50 times per hour! everything looks happy. nothing really get a direct blast unless it moves into the flow. i dont 25 sound like too much at all

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I do not think that is too mcuh turnover. I have a 72 gal. with a Mag 7 from the sump and three maxi-jet 1200 PH. About 26 times/hr for me. Just make sure you get good surface aggitation and that there are no dead spots in your tank.
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