Hi Everyone --
I've got a 55 gal
with about 120# of LR
that has cycled, and I finally got to the point of adding a couple of small percs and a cleaner shrimp. Oh happy day! All are fine and seem just fine.
However, in addition to the Fluval 404 and HOT skimmer, I've got a JbJ 2500 power head (which pumps about 500 Gph
). The guy at the LFS
said that I should have about 10 gph
flow for every gallon of water. Anyway, circulation is great, and the rock is doing well, but the new little guys seem to have a tough time against the current. They stay together (which I expected), but also stay in one spot in the open (which I didn't expect). I would think they would seek refuge near a rock if it were too much. Anyway, is it too much flow from a single direction, perhaps? Would a couple of smaller powerheads be better, and if so what size?