coralline question

Discussion in 'Algae' started by bvb-etf-luva, May 31, 2011.

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  1. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    thats a good idea, but would two make the tank a little crowded with equipment? would it be better than just one 450?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    One koralia nano will be enough in that tank, I think.

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    one of those has so much flow that the reverb off the glass will give him plenty of random water movement.
     
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    i have a hydor nano 240 in my 5 gallon.
     
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    i think ill just go with one koralia nano, i heard birdsnest corals get excess sediment buildup in their branches do you think this would give me enough flow to avoid that?
     
  7. Va Reef

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    honestly, they need random flow, thats why i suggested 2, because having just one, will have lots of flow but if everything is blowing in one direction, it will get stuck. IMO i think steve made a post about this somewhere else

    This is just my opnion though, for the best of the coral, if you have an HOB filter or skimmer, you could position the ph at the other end of the tank pointing at the BN, then have the output at the other end, pointing at the BN. just jotting down ideas for you.

    also if its going to be an SPS only/mostly that extra flow will be excellent.
     
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  9. bvb-etf-luva

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    well in my other thread xmetalfan suggested a sump on the tank so the return pump flow would be in addition to any other pumps in the tank.
     
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    yeah i didnt think about that in my first post, sounds good, just gotta make sure the placement is right.
     
  11. aw1447

    aw1447 Montipora Capricornis

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    Agreed. 2 powerheads of any kind in that tank of yours would be just about touching from either sides.

    Haven't you set up tanks before..? I would assume you would know about coraline growth, from other posts from you I've seen.
     
  12. Thatgrimguy

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    It seems like, with it only being 5 gallons.. You are pretty much going to have to pick one coral that you like and that's it.. One and done! But who knows. Can't wait to see pics.