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Old 08-06-2015, 01:55 AM   #1
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Detritus problem

If you can take a turkey Baster and blow lots of detritus from rocks does this mean you don't have enough flow?


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Old 08-06-2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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I would dare to say yes, add some more flow to that area and maybe a CUC if possible.


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It sounds like yes, but it can depend. One can have 'enough flow' in a system but not have it adjusted correctly.
Can you tell us more about the system and the powerheads in there?
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It is a 110 gall mixed reef with 30 gall sump and fuge. 4 power heads (? Size) with wavemaker. Thinking about getting a gyre an removing 2 of the existing power heads.


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Is the wavemaker turning powerheads off at any point? If this was the case I'd take that off so you can have all your powerheads running at the same time. Putting your max GPH at the issue at hand is going to be the first step. The next will be aiming the powerheads around so you don't have gunk building up on your rocks and minimizing deadzones.
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It is a 110 gall mixed reef with 30 gall sump and fuge. 4 power heads (? Size) with wavemaker. Thinking about getting a gyre an removing 2 of the existing power heads.


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Problem is, you don't know the flow in your tank.
You should at a minimum be running 1100gph in powerheads, thats minimum.
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Problem is, you don't know the flow in your tank.
You should at a minimum be running 1100gph in powerheads, thats minimum.
Agreed. If you can tell us the name and model it can easily be figured out.
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