12-24-2013, 05:59 AM
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That filter is rated at 264gph. I've got a 2222 & 2224 running on a 55, basically the same tank, total of 317gph. No spray bars, flow goes from back to front on the right side of the tank, along with 2-3 sponge filters running for setting up new tanks. this is one of my pairing tanks, I've gotten more pairs out of this tank than I can remember. You may want to set up the spraybar across the shorter length of the tank, this will reduce flow a bit across the entire surface. I fill my tanks right from the tap, 4-5gpm, I've got pics somewhere of angels playing in the incoming water flow.
All tanks will have areas of lower flow, unless you've set it up as a riverine tank or some such with massive water flow. Angels can handle more flow than you would think, but you don't want to have a washing machine of flow for them. Play with the position of the spray bar, there are no rules regarding this, you may find that vertical in the corner or some such works best for you.
Angels are more of mid level dwelling fish, while they will come to the surface for floating foods they will just as eagerly hit on foods that sink, many frozen foods sink pretty quickly. For growth you want a temperature of around 84F, 50% weekly water changes, and a few smaller feedings daily. Clipped dorsals are usually environmental, ventrals & such are more of a genetic issue.
Last edited by Tolak; 12-24-2013 at 06:17 AM..