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post #1 of 11 Old 02-06-2007, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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any recomendatinos as to flow rate?

parasites?
Algae?
Bacteria?

What one?
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-06-2007, 10:10 PM
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mine is hooked up to a eheim 2213 (i think that's the model) so it is around 110-120 gph. Ever since I hooked it up my water has been CRYSTAL clear. You can't even tell there is water in the tank! So...your flow rating really depends on what you want to kill. My setup is working fine for me but if I noticed parasites, etc I would have to close one of the valves 1/2 way. Hopefully that won't happen! Good luck!

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75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-07-2007, 05:11 AM
I have mine on a maxijet 400.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-08-2007, 12:17 AM
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I have my Turbo Twist 9w hooked up to a Rio 400. The store that I purchased the Turbo Twist recommended the Rio 400 for the 9w.
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-08-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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well thanks for the info, but you are telling what you are using to push the water not how much water is pushing. for example I have my chiller connected to a 400 gph pump but by the time it makes it all the way through the pluming it is pushing 120gph.

I guess I'm asking what is more important to control
Parasites
Algee
bacteria

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-08-2007, 10:04 AM
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Obviously its best to control all three using a low-output pump. But I would say at least get it around the algae area. And if you do need to fight parasites then you will just have to slow the flow even more. It really just depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Well get it as low as you can. The lower the better. I have mine kinda set around I would say about 60gal/hr. I would say the lower it is the more it can kill.
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so let me understand this if it is slower it will kill or take care of all 3?

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-08-2007, 06:19 PM
Yes I would imagine it would as it is going though the chamber slower. The water is in contact with the bulb more. Just not to slow as it will heat up the water.
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so let me understand this if it is slower it will kill or take care of all 3?
That is exactly right. The slower the better.

90gal: 2x Tangerine Discus, 2x Clown Pleco, 2x Catfish.
75gal + 10gal sump: 2x Large Goldfish, 1x Common Pleco, 14x Leopard Danios
55gal: 5x Angelfish, 1x Common Pleco, 8x SIlver Tip Tetras, 16x Neon Tetras, 8x Albino Corys
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