Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-26-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 51
Water Circulation

So I'm wondering....how much circulation....gph should a fish tank have? I'm pretty sure I dont have enough right now, but I also only have 100lbs live rock in a 90 gal tank....so it's probably not the most important thing just yet. But I'm planning on redoing my regium/sump and adding a large pump down there to do it all with a loop system up top...but then i wonder, hm, how much is enough?

Feelin_Salty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
lando's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
It depends. For a FOWLR tank 10x the tank volume per hour is pretty good. For a reef, more like 20x is better. Regardless of what you have, just make sure you have a more "caotic" current and no dead spots in the tank.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
water circulation strokinbyeu Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-24-2009 12:06 AM
Water Circulation Lepomis Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-16-2007 04:38 PM
water circulation thepirate General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-17-2005 07:48 PM
Can you have too much water circulation? regaltang Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 02-18-2004 08:35 PM
Water Circulation ConanTheLibraia Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 06-20-2003 09:08 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.