Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-30-2009, 06:14 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 114
Thanks for that information. That makes me feel better getting the two fours. That gives me 2400 plus whatever little bit my protein skimmer and my filter give me
__________________

__________________
errdivideby0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:15 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 158
again in my opinion, if money isnt much of a factor spend an extra $100 on the new vortex coming out lol.
__________________

__________________
Justin1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:27 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 114
I wish that money wasn't an option but unfortunatly it is. I'm a student now and I may be leasing a new car soon. Otherwise i'd be all over it.
__________________
errdivideby0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #14
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
The main thing is make sure you have plenty chaotic flow. Yes the turnover rate is important but so is the type of flow.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 158
lol i know the feeling. I am also a student however working 2 jobs makes money not so hard for me. But I see the vortex's out of my range also. I just spend about $300 today on tank things haha
__________________
Justin1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #16
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
I have a 120 with 37x turn over rate in just in-tank power heads...add the return pump and I'm over 40 times flow.

As Mike mentioned the idea is to have random flow. The ocean is random and that is what we want to try and copy in our tanks.

The Vortech is an AWESOME pump and worth every penny you spend on it.
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 11:48 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 114
So it would be better to have one pointng towards the surface and one pointing down towards the substrate?
__________________
errdivideby0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 12:45 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 158
I would say the X style is a good thing to go with. 1 pointing toward the substrate will simply make a sandstorm in your tank. Mine I have one on the right side facing the front left side hitting the front glass and one in the back left flowing right.
__________________
Justin1989 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 114
Okay that's how I have them now so looks like I'm good.
__________________

__________________
errdivideby0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
flow, water flow

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
Too much water flow? Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 09-22-2006 08:38 PM
New water flow! Joshsmit56001 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 09-06-2005 06:07 PM
Water Flow? r6mason Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 07-27-2005 09:43 PM
Too much water flow? Ayesha97 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-19-2004 07:19 AM
water flow (how much?) otrovago Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 07-20-2003 11:11 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.