Water flow recs for Monti Caps?

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Matt Rogers, May 22, 2006.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I had my monti cap near the top of the tank to get max light, but I think it might be getting too much flow and some algae is starting to grow in the strong current parts of it. So I moved it to moderate flow, though lower (mid-level) in tank.

    Do you think it will be ok?
     
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  3. blue_eyes53813

    blue_eyes53813 Flamingo Tongue

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    I think it will be fine.... Mine is mid level in my tank.. but I do have MH... I bet that tunze really moves some water in your tank.
     
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    oh sorry forgot montiporas like low to moderate flow
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks! That's what I was thinking.
    Hopefully it will look better today when I get home.
     
  6. Bruce

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    Matt,

    The algae grew where the water was flowing most? I never knew that. What kind of algae is it? I might need to move some of my corals if it is the same.
     
  7. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    There is algae that does not mind strong water currents. I have some type of hair green algae growing on my return lock-line.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Yes. I wouldn't worry about it if you don't have it yet. I moved it and it is doing better and a lot of the algae has gone from the top although I still saw some on the side.
    Overall I think it's doing better.