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Old 01-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
 
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I was looking at some power heads

Is there such a thing as to much water movement.

I was have two small powerheads now but non of the soft corals sway in the current. I was looking at a seio M2600 to put on one side and the other two would go on the other side one low and one high.

How does that sound?

can you have to much current?

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
 
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Yes you can have to much current. a lot of filter feeders enjoy some current but there are few that like a lot of current. Just do some reading on which corals like how you want to set your tank up and go from there.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:20 AM   #3
 
Thasounds good. But all together how many gallons of water are you moving through out the tank?
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:41 AM   #4
 
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You will be amazed at how much current teh tank can handle. I run about a total of 3,800 gph through my 75g. I know folks running even more. One fella I run around with has 3 Seio 2,600 in his 70g cube. The thing is the flow needs to be non directional. Aim it at the glass or the surface. You don't want to just aim it 24/7 on a particular coral.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:14 AM   #5
 
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right now I have about 1180gph. between powerheads and the main pump.

I am thinking about adding the seio m2600?
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
 
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Hi guys. I use a powersweep 228 powerhead in my 55 gallon tank. It pumps 270 gpm and the spout swings back and forth 90 degrees to eliminate dead spots which is nice because it doesn't flow water in just one area. I don't know if this will help you, but I really like this powerhead; the only down side that I can think of is that it has to be cleaned every once in a while so it continues to sweep back an forth. If you are interested in this product they sell them at petsolutions.com for $24.
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