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Old 04-27-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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too much flow?

i just set up my 55 gallon tank with a 20Long sump. im running a mag 7 return pump and two koralia powerheads..im not sure what the powerheads are rated for but i think they are at least the 800 gph series. so im thinking im pushing about 1800 GPH flow in the tank which is 36 times over...my clownfish are swimming in place hahaha
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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No way. I have close to 1500 gph in a 20 when my mp10 is running at the max I set it to. You're at a good flow rate there
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #3
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ok cool, i just thought it was too much because my kenya trees are bent over on the sand hahahaa
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You can move them till they still get flow, but not the 'caught in a hurricane' look. You have a good amount, like bribo said

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Old 04-28-2014, 12:12 AM   #5
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is there any way i can make my pump turn off if the water level got to low in its chamber?
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I think you can get a liquid level switch from mcmaster Carr that will shut off an electric device when it triggers

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10x - 40x the tank volume per hour is pretty standard as far as flow goes. Any higher than that and I would say you are pushing the envelope a bit.
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10x - 40x the tank volume per hour is pretty standard as far as flow goes. Any higher than that and I would say you are pushing the envelope a bit.
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So of if personally preferred less flow o could tone it down?

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