Adequate SPS flow

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDpS9iRdyDA&feature=youtu.be

    I started another thread discussing the importance of flow in a coral tank. But I wanted to post this video in another thread asking specifically if my flow is adequate for an SPS tank. I am considering adding a WP25 to my system.

    Right now I have about 56x tank volume for flow from 4 powerheads, but it doesn't seem to be very effective.
     
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  3. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    56x is adequate according to almost every flow formula out there. The issue clould be linear flow vs random and a WP is capable of providing that. You could also declutter the tank of 4 powerhead and sell them to pay for the WP40... I hope thats what you wanted to hear!
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I feel like I am getting poor linear and random flow unless I point the powerheads directly at corals.

    Decluttering is another benefit.

    Thanks!
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Any more thoughts before I drop $85 of a WP25? lol
     
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    skurious Sailfin Tang

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    Do it, I have a wp25 and an mp10 in my 40B. Things seem better since adding the wp25
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I probably will. I think there is a little stray voltage coming from one of my PHs anyways.
     
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    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Just bought it. I would still like some input on my flow though. Whether it is/was adequate.
     
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    What size is your tank?
     
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    20 gallon, 24" length