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Old 06-11-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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Waterflow question

I have a newly setup 55g running 3 maxi-jet 1200's on a wavemaker pro.
I have one powerhead running at the top, one about 6 inches up from the bottom and one about two thirds of the way up from the bottom.

Currently I have a 3-4" dsb with 30 lbs baserock, awaiting live rock shipment next week.

I can see some of the pieces of sand at the top layer of the bed moving around in the current. They aren't whipping around violently or anything, just sort of moving with the waves.

Question: Is this too much flow, or is the movement of the sand like that a good thing?
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There is no such thing as to much flow

the sand will lay down eventually from alge and other stuff that will start to grow in there. My sand tends to move a bit as well.
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Since this is a newly setup tank the sand is fairly light. As the bactera starts to grow and spread the sand will become a little heavyer and it will not move around so much.
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Old 06-11-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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