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Old 06-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Thanks for reading... I'm a NOOB, so please be as helpful as possible without judging I have a 55 gallon FOWLR, and originally had a Koralia Evo 1400, but had a HUGE dead spot behind a piece of rock and under the filter. I added another Koralia 550, and it seems to be pushing water through there now. Is this a good GPH or am I going a bit high?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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You really can't go too high. Imagine the flow in the ocean. A lot of people have over 50x flow rate through their tanks.
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I always say the more flow the better. I have been having issues with flow in my 55 so I keep taking PHs out of my 36. I just took the last PH out of my 36 today. This won't be a major issue as it is FOWLR...but it will need replaced in the near future.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for reading... I'm a NOOB, so please be as helpful as possible without judging I have a 55 gallon FOWLR, and originally had a Koralia Evo 1400, but had a HUGE dead spot behind a piece of rock and under the filter. I added another Koralia 550, and it seems to be pushing water through there now. Is this a good GPH or am I going a bit high?
Not to high at all, the only limiting factors are how much you can have before sand blows everywhere and/or corals are affected but since this a is FOWLR thats not an issue. Fish can handle way more flow then we usually even consider for a tank.

I have around that much flow in my 29g reef lol
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Thanks crister, sniper, and schism...that was my
gut feeling, but I didn't want to cycle the tank, and then put a fish in there and watch him get pushed around all over the place!
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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I have 2x 2400l/h, 1x900l/h Koralia ph and the return from my filter plus my skimmer, plenty of flow in my 46g reef corner tank, I have no dead spots and the fish seem happy,
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So I am going to upload a pic... Please check out the PH placement... The 550 to the right is aimed towards the opposite corner of the tank. The 1400 on the left is aimed more toward the front of the tank and up to create a bit of turbulence on the water surface and move some water to the lower left corner. Should I adjust these so they are aimed at each other, or is there no absolute way and every tank will react differently? Sorry, I'm new!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #8
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I just learned something new....thanks guys! lol

i'm off to walmart to get another PH
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:40 AM   #10
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PCDEB... How many PH's do you have now? And what did you learn... I hope I didn't miss anything haha!
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