How much flow?
I've read where flow in our tanks is important for proper nutrient distribution and algae prevention.
I have a 60g and two fluval canisters. The outputs are at opposite ends of the tank which is creating a nice circular flow on the surface. However, I was concerned that I didn't have enough flow at the bottom of the tank as all plants do not sway.
I bought a Koralia nano pump and installed it on the end thinking it would provide gentle flow. Well, I don't know what type of flow I should have but I did not get a gentle sway, it looked like blowing branches from a thunderstorm.
It just did not look natural although the fish seemed to like it.
I thought the nano was one of the smallest available so I'm wondering if using it is too much flow or am I just not accustom to seeing this type of movement in the tank? Sounds like a lot of folks use the nano in tanks smaller then mine so I'm confused.
*Substrate = 50% Florite sand 50% regular Florite
*Lighting 108W of a 216W T5HO Aquatic Life hood 25" from substrate 8.5 hours daily.
*Amarath Redroot, Waterhyssop, Brazilian Pennywort, Water Wisteria, Jungle Val, Moss Ball, Riccia, Nana, Java Lace, Cryptocoryne, Pigmy Chain Sword.