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    Question Flow in the tank.

    How much flow would you say is needed for my tank? I will give specs and stock.

    55 gal tank

    AquaClear 500 Power Filter

    Fluval 304 MSF

    Coralife Super Skimmer 65gal

    Heaters one on each end

    25lbs of live rock

    2 clowns

    1 puffer

    1 wrasse

    1 cleaner shrimp

    some snails and stars

    I plan on adding some more rock and maybe a fish or 2.

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    How about a SEIO 620 on each end. That would give you about 20X flow in the tank with diffuse current and low power.

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    I really like the look of those too, do it have a self moving head on it, or do you have to angle it yourself?

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    You angle those yourself. By pointing them at each other you get some random flow. The ones that move themselves last about 2 weeks in a reef tank.

    That may be a little more flow that you need if you are not keeping any coral. But a good amout of flow is healthy for any tank.

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    Great, I notice that they do not deal them here on this forum, so do you know where to get them at a good price?

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    PM Ivan (IJO). I bet he can help you out. If he don't have it at the moment I bet he can get it for you in no time at all.
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    Mike Philpott

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    Thanks, did it, now I just sit back and wait.

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    You can't have too much flow within the tank as long as common sense prevails. By whatever means in available to you or buy-able and affordable .. add current. You can't go too far wrong by keeping the water in the tank on the move.
    Rob

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    It also depends what kind of corals you want to keep.

    My tank is 65 gallons and SPS dominated.

    I have a Mag9 as a return pump, 4 maxijets 1200 and an Aquaclear 300 power filter. Thatís a total of 2430 gallons an hour! And I feel itís about just right. My fish and corals are very healthy.

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    I agree with OSD, flow is so important in the aquarium. In my 90 gallon I'm using a Mag 12 for return, one Seio 1500, one Seio 1100 and one Maxi Jet 1200. This gives me about 4000 gallons per hour and my lps and sps love it. Don't forget that corals need flow in order to feed, but not to the point that they close up. You'll have to play with the power heads to obtain random flow in the tank, timers are good for this. Make sure you don't have any dead spots. You want to see your lps sway not be blown to one side.

    Cheers
    John

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