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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2016, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec V Flowrate

Hi Everyone!

New to the forum and planted tanks. I recently converted my Spev V from Marine to a planted tank and everything is coming along great.

My question though is what is a good Flow Rate? I switched my pump out and put the original pump back on which was a 53 gph. The one that I used for marine was mini-jet 606 which would significantly increase the flow.

I have a few cherry and Amaro shrimp, dwarf emerald green rosbora, and a Julii Cory. Plants are an Amazon sword, dwarf hair, a fern of some kind, marino, and a water Sprite.

Parameters have been great. Just FYI.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-06-2016, 01:30 AM
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For me the original flow rate was too much. I cut a few holes into the tubing that leads to the water outflow to decrease the flow rate. I have it such that if I have my finger right where the water is coming out, the water doesn't splash all over the place.

I house a bunch a cherry shrimp in it.
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I remove the swivel ball outlet, and connected that tube with all the holes in it (the one that comes with your typical dual sponge suction cup attached air powered filter lol ) it disperses the flow in the spec tanks much better. Never been a fan of hacking the hose up. Lowering the flow that way also decreases the filtration imo.


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