yes I have bad flow I think.. maybe running at 500-600 gph
.. Im gonna get a good powerhead soon when I get my first check in about 2 weeks, I only have mj1200, mag5 pump return (5 ft of hose) and the powersweep ( so weak i cant even feel it when I put my hands in front of it), I have heard that hydor koralia is a good brand so I'm thinking of getting that... but someone has told me that ph just helps it to not settle on the sandbed. Also, I vacum my sand and it gets mixed around pretty good... the only thing is that a lot of the cyano
just sticks to the sand and turns into chunks so I don't really get all of cyano
in sandbed. as for the rock, I dont get all of it because my siphon is limited to where & how far I can reach it :P.. I just started using carbon but I don't think I'm gonna keep doing that..
I think my plan is to get chemi-clean, better ph, and maybe a new skimmer (my seaclone 150 is so not worth the money!) I guess I'm suppose to say this, "I'm sorry, I should have listened when everyone told me to wait and invest my $ for a better skimmer."