Pump size - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 19
Pump size

My tank is 220 with 2 overflows. I moved the intake nozzles closer to the bottom, but doesn't seem to keep the sand cleaned. My pump is a 1200 GPH mag drive split to both overflows. Is that big enough for the tank?
Witchlizzard is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:57 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Tihsho's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,477
If you're looking to keep stuff from building up on your sand you might want a powerhead, like a koralia or something prop driven just to give a lower level flow in the tank. Obviously don't aim it at the sand or it will stir up, just a little parallel flow over the sand will assist in debris getting to the over flow.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|||
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|||
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tihsho is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Archerofthemoon View Post
If you're looking to keep stuff from building up on your sand you might want a powerhead, like a koralia or something prop driven just to give a lower level flow in the tank. Obviously don't aim it at the sand or it will stir up, just a little parallel flow over the sand will assist in debris getting to the over flow.
Oh well, that figures. We sold all the powerheads when we sold all the saltwater stuff that was in this tank before we went to a planted tank.
Witchlizzard is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome