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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Water Circulation

Hey all,
I have a whisper 20 on the back of my 20 gal tall. I have another whisper that's twice this size and I want to know if that would be overkill for my tank. (Well, I know it's overkill, but do you think it would be too much?) Noob question, I know but I seem to be having a difficult time finding information on water flow and got tired of searching for it.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-04-2005, 02:14 PM
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are you seeing any problems with water quality with your current set-up? that would be my first question: not if a larger filter would be overkill but why do you need to up the water circulation. if you search for that problem, you might find a solution other than water circulation...
just a thought

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people might want water cirulation for various reasons.
My loaches love it and with the way I have my tank set up it helps keep it cleaner.
IE--HOB filter mounted on the side that has the intake tube go to the other side of the tank. This creates a unidirectional flow which the loaches like and it also pushes the stuff on the sand to the other end. I have a sponge on the end of the intake to keep the larger junk out of the tubing.
This is a mellow version of the river tank design that was developed by a fellow loach keeper and can be seen at loaches online. His design has a very strong flow for river loaches.
Although the current doesn't help with growing plants in a speedy fastion my tank is low light anyway and is in no hurry to grow.
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