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    Sand storm. Help, I need advice.

    Yesterday I added a tunze 6100 to my 90 gallon along with the 6000 I already had. I now have created a sand storm in my tank! What should I do?. Any recommendations?. Is there a secrete way of placing them to avoid the sand storms Im now getting?
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
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    You can:

    a) not use the second head :-S
    b) wait it out, the dust will find a new settling ground :-S
    c) filter it out using floss or similar, the skimmer will help :-S
    d) cover the loose sand with mid side gravel that won't blow around as easily :-}
    e) remove the sand to a remote location, like your sump :-}

    None of them are purely happy answers.

    Once you get a large amount current in a tank, light (small) sand will start to cause this sort of problem. I assume you added the second Tunze because you want to keep SPS.
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    Seahunter, get the t adapter to hookup the second tunze to the controler like this, one will go on at the time. If l'm not mistaken the one i sold u was 1875gph but the 6100 is like 3500gph, this is why you might have a problem way too much flow or just turn the 6100 to 30%=min power.
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    Seahunter,
    With that avatar I would be surprised you get things right first time (or any time so far).
    Too much flow can be as contra productive as not enough flow.
    I guess you have to get to drawing board again.
    Get right amount of flow for 90G and try to spread it among few PH with less power.
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    Cres, I went with b) wait it out, the dust will find a new settling ground :-S, about 12 hours later everything seems fine but one corner so what Im going to do is go with d) cover the loose sand with mid side gravel that won't blow around as easily :-} for that corner. As for keeping SPS corals, I presently have about 25 pieces in my tank and they are all doing great. Hopefully they will like the added flow.

    mike9515756, Im going to go pick up the multicontroller next week and If I find it causes me more sand storms, Im going to siphon the sand out to my sump and go BB for my display.

    Aqua,
    Dont like my avatar?

    Too much flow can be as contra productive as not enough flow.?

    I guess you have to get to drawing board again.
    Get right amount of flow for 90G and try to spread it among few PH with less power.

    Please explain your theory on this. I would love to know why and how much flow is to much in a 90g SPS tankK
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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    Tony, the controller is a great idea for that beast of a pump. They really push a huge amount of water. Too much constant flow in one direction can possibly wear away the flesh on a coral, if it doesn't wear away the flesh, then the coral will grow in a lopsided manner because of the lack of alternating current. Once you get the controller on there, I think you will be able to turn the flow down a bit and/or have it cycle on and off. This will allow the flow from the other stream to change the direction of the currents when the big stream is off. As long as the flow is alternating or changing directions every now and then, the sps will love it!
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    I presintly have a single controler on the 6100 so I think Im ok for now, But I will be picking up the multi next week!!

    Here are some updated shots,
    The loose soft plumbing you see is going to be redone as soon as I get my 120g sump witch will be going next to my 77g fuge, where my skimmer and CA reactor are presently, thats when I will be putting in the permanent plumbing. Anyway here it is.







    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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    holy crap!! those corals are growing like gangbusters!!
    Tony, why didn't you use the pump that came with the skimmer? It is more powerful than the one you have on there now..
    Matt.

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    ohhhhhh Im waiting for the PART THAT I BROKE!!! Don't remind me....LOL Ill have it back in a week.......
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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    , And yes the corals are growing very nicely, What do you think? Setup, Tank?

    Ill put up and updated shot once I have my new sump in and plumbing done.
    225g SSB display, World Fish Custom Sump/Fuge/Filter, H&S A250-2X1260, h&S sulphur reactor, Reeflo Dart 3600g return on a wavy sea plus, 4X Tunze 6101, Deltec PF600, Octopus 3000, Aquazone Ozone 100,
    Lights: 2X250W 10K XMs, 1X400W10K XM, 6XT5s Al lights controlled by AC Jr.

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