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Old 03-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #11
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you should have flow in the tank. if it's not mixing that little bit of salt at the bottom, you don't have enough.
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i have a plenn plax small world filter. it produces good flow. enough for dwarf seahorses. it just doesn't directly hit the bottom. Over the last few hours. The salt on the bottom decresed. just a little now that i don't think the flow or heater can fix.

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again, if you have salt on the bottom that doesn't mix up, you don't have enough flow. a heater isn't going to help to melt salt.
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what do you suggest I do to increase the flow? i thought it was enough because its a dwarf seahorse tank. what do you think?

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As mentioned above never mix salt in your tank. Mix it in a five gallon bucket and let it set 24 to 48 hours before adding to tank. Too caustic to add straight to a tank.
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you may need a supplemental power head. while sea horses don't need powerful flow, a healthy tank has no dead spots. i am not saying to make it a tsunami in there, but you don't want any places where uneaten food or poop could settle.
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yeah to late now. But I'll remember that for future use.

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you may need a supplemental power head. while sea horses don't need powerful flow, a healthy tank has no dead spots. i am not saying to make it a tsunami in there, but you don't want any places where uneaten food or poop could settle.
supplemental powerhead? ill look into it. do you think i should dump the filter altogether? or keep the mini filter with the supp. powerhead? sorry for the dump of questions.

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you could keep the filter. i haven't seen the tank, but i'm guessing both would work ok.
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