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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I would like help with flow strategies for dense growth


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I'm trying to understand/glean filtration and flow strategies for dense growth. Most of the images I find show no hints.

This image in particular is interesting to me because I want to experiment with creating dense thickets of rotala species. (I'm still in the learning phase). Rotala, at least in the early stages seem vulnerable in strong flow due to bending, and swaying.

Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 08:48 PM
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Its common for people to take out all the equipment for pictures like that. I'd guess all the plants would be bending and swaying in the current when everything is up and running.


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I always wonder how light could get down there, tank bottom, when I see the plants that thick. I am slowly teaching myself to trim hard from now on.


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looks like its growing towards the light
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Where would you put the filter output and input considering this example ?
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