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Old 08-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Too much flow?

Hello,

I am new to the world of saltwater and just finished setting up a 45 gallon corner tank.

I was advised that in addition to the fluval 405 I am running on the tank I would need to add two circulation pumps.

At the saltwater store I left with two circulation pumps rated at 850 gph each.

I have 40lbs of live rock in the tank and today was the first day I could add fish. I chose a clown fish to start with. After putting him in the tank it looked as though he was fighting a current everywhere he tried to swim.

Is there too much flow in my tank? Should I place the powerheads in a different spot?

I have included some pictures of my tank and any advice would be greatly helpful (sometimes fish store employees are more focussed on making a sale then giving you sound advice).
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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First off did you cycle the tank?
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You could try pointing the one on the back toward the left. It looks like your creating a whirl pool effect. If it's still too much flow you could try alternating pumps with timers to create a tide effect.
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Yes I cycled the tank, I am not a total newb, I have had freshwater tanks for years.

I will try pointing the head to the left and see if that helps.

Thank you for the advice
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