How much circulation is too much?
I have a planted tank at 180L which works out to be 48 US Gallons.
Currently I have an Eheim Professional 3e 350 Filter working its magic to filter the water as well as two powerheads / circulation pumps- one is the Fluval Sea CP2 (which does 1600lph) and the other is Hydor Koralia Nano 1600 (which does 1600lph).
Therefore, from the powerheads alone, that is 3200lph plus whatever the filter is achieving on it's moderate setting.
Is this overkill?
Should I remove one of the powerheads? Or is a stronger current better?
The tank currently is heavily planted with CO2 injection. Fauna I have in the tank are a dozen Neon Tetras; two Corydoras agassizii and around a dozen Otocinclus affinis.
P.S. Not sure which section to place this thread in!
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80L Opti White heavily planted open-top tank: JBL CristalProfi 1501e containing a range of filter media; EI dosing; pressurised CO2 with Lily Pipes and Surface Skimmer; Finnex Planted+ LED Light. Neons, Embers, Pygmy Corys, Amano's and Oto's ..and I'm in love with it.
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