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Old 01-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #21
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Anything that moves water. I have 3 powerheads, a protein skimmer, and 2 filters all moving water. We have several different types of current and move a total of 3500 gph in my 90 gallon.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #22
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Do your corals do ok with that much?
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:06 AM   #23
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Ok this caught my interest. So with this logic my 96 gallon corner reef aquarium should be flowing about 3000gph? If this is true I should also take in to count the flow that my return pump is pushing back in correct??
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My only issue is I bought my setup used and have no idea how many gph my pump is pushing.
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What markings are on the pump? Take a picture of the pump.
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I will this evening after work.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #27
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My corals are doing better now than when I was running 2300 gph. I started out at 2300, then added a dual head 1200 gph on top of what I had and they all perked up a little.

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So it is almost hard to have too much flow?
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #29
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IMO flow direction is more damaging then flowrate. the direction of flow, # of points of origin, and their flow pattern (tight,wide , in between) will dictate how effective the flow is. youd be surprised with the difference in similar flowrates with different nozzles/setups.
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IMO flow direction is more damaging then flowrate. the direction of flow, # of points of origin, and their flow pattern (tight,wide , in between) will dictate how effective the flow is. youd be surprised with the difference in similar flowrates with different nozzles/setups.

Please explain a tad but more. What would be good? Not so good?
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