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Old 07-09-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Too much flow?

What are the talk tell signs that your tank has too much flow? My sand is ripples in it. Is this a sigh that I need to cut a powerhead off?

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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Too much flow in one spot will cause that but it may mean you don't have enough elsewhere. Try adjusting where powerheads are pointing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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Ok. I will try that, but that is what my entire sand bed looks like
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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I have a 50gal tank with two AC110 filters running on it and I have a circ pump on one end. I noticed none of my fish hang out on that side of the tank so I unplugged it today and they all seem much happier.
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What size tank do you have, and what kind of powerheads are you using?
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I have a 110 tall tank 48" x 18.5" x 31.5" and I bought 2 no name wave makers off amazon for $15 out the door and it says they are 1300gph each! I figured they would not live up to that so I got them. Should I unplug one?
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Biocube 29. I have 2 koralia 425 nano powerheads on opposite sides, plus the return. Corals love it, but most of my fish don't swim around too much. The clowns do though
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #9
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If you can adjust them so they aren't hitting the sand so much, do it. Point them more upwards if you can. If not, I guess you could unplug one. Where are they located exactly, and what direction are they pointed?
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I'm having the same issue.... I just added sand and some rock and the power heads blow the sand around to the point of cloudiness.... I have 2 maxi jet 1200 power heads in a 29 gallon tank and I think it's just too much. I was going to see if more rock to break it up would help but since this thread was started ill just see what you folks think?!?! The maxi jet power heads also give the option of changing its configuration so it's more like a circulation pump, and I was going to try that to see if it calms it down any. What do you think?
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