Originally Posted by Budda619
Is there such a thing as to much water flow? Im getting conflicting information
That depends. I jam my tanks full of powerheads. Not only do the SPS
coral tha I keep enjoy it, it makes it difficult for food to settle on the bottom where it can rot. If I drop some brine shrimp into my tank, what isn't consumed by my fish needs to stay in the water column so it can be removed by the mechanical filtration that you have in the tank. But you don't want a jet engine on each side of the tank that is so strong that your fish can't swim and are pressed against the glass.
tanks, you don't need as much flow as you would a coral tank. A softie tank can be about 10x the water volume of your tank where lps
is about 30 and sps
50ish. This is a rough estimate rather than a true guideline.