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High Flow River tank

Had an idea of creating a high flow river tank. I have a spare 55gallon and a Rio HF20 (1290gph) sitting around, if I couple the two and include a spray bar, I'll have a tank turnover rate of 24/hr, but what I think might be a reasonable flow for a mountain river. Stocking would be white cloud mountain minnows, and hillstream loaches. Temps would be kept about 70, and the plants would be low mosses, and tucked into the corners of the rocks would be anubis and small crypts, with some Vals to get some height out of it.

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Idea is from this page right here:
http://www.loaches.com/articles/a-river-runs-through-it

I will be setting the tank and pump as a test run with rocks and obstacles to test flow to see what happens, regardless of comments here (I'm a curious bugger lol)
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Intriguing set-up, be interested to see pics and progress.


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55 gallon is a great shape for a river tank. Canister filter? Also, will it be completely filled with water?

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Im planning on sponge filters on the Intake side to provide filtration. Any reason I would need more filtration than that? I was thinking I would need two large ones to maintain flow.

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