Maybe someone can help me understand. I was just watching one of dustins latest video on the pink dolphin while he is sitting in front of his main tank.
I am watching the surface of his tank and the plants on the left side (almost 50% of the tank) barely moving at all. Does it look like his tank has appropriate amount of flow / circulation?
Why I ask is I would like my flow / circulation to be a lot calmer like how dustin's is, I feel my pearls and other fish would greatly appreciate a more calm tank. With that said my tank currently has a lot more surface agitation and more water movement. I only use my filter with spray bar to achieve this.
Also, just to confirm, as I change the velocity of the water coming from the output my flow rate would not drop right? Its still the rated "300+gph" right?
I have some ideas on how to slow down the output velocity but my question is how is this going to affect my plants and debris in the tank? I have alot of bottom dwellers / feeders, I know they are constantly kicking stuff up and around. Would that be enough to keep things moving and eventually make its way to the input?
I have been hesitant to try it out for myself as I don't want to cause an algae bloom or have all my plants start to do poorly. I imagine since his tank has been this way for a long time with good success I could try and mimic the amount of circulation and will likely be okay, thoughts?
Bump: once the lights come on at noon I will make a short video with my current setup so you guys can see how much movement I do have and such. Ultimately I would like my movement to be as close to stagnant as possible without causing issues while still maintaining a good amount of turnover that I have now.
Maybe this whole thing is all about trial and error...