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  1. Plants
    So i finally decided to get back into the hobby. Bought myself a new filter, heater and gravel and kept some vallisneria from my dad's old tank. I've set everything up but the filter i got seems to have too strong of a flow maybe? I am concerned it is too strong for the plants. Any suggestions...
  2. DIY
    Hi everyone! I am using a Red Sea Reefer 350 as my Planted Tank, with pressurized CO2. I had an inline atomizer connected to my return line from my sump. However, I ran into the typical issue with a ton of bubbles in my DT. I thought I would solve this problem by building a Cerges reactor and...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, I recently bought a small canister filter for my 10 gallon aquarium. It was rated as a flow rate of 80gph. I know this is always overstated, but figured this would be more than enough for my aquarium. When I first set it up, I recorded 40gph. I figured that was still sufficient. Now...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Still trying to diagnose algae problems that I've had forever. I'm wondering if my tank current is too low which is allowing organic particles to settle on plants and then lead to algae. Is this theory correct? Does increasing the flow rate reduce the problem (i.e. blow off particles on...
  5. Equipment
    I've got a Fluval 406 that feeds water into a 28" long, 2" diameter Griggs style CO2 reactor. I currently run my CO2 at ~6 bps. I've been getting a nice pH drop, but I've begun to notice small bubbles exiting the output of the filter into the tank (75g). The obvious issue is the flow is too high...
  6. Equipment
    Water flow too is strong, I'm planning on getting a Krib pulcher in the future and they like a steady/low flow. I need the power head to benefit my plants but there isn't a built in way in the fan to adjust it. What can I do to make the flow softer?
  7. Equipment
    Hello! I recently added a hydor 350 to my 20 long( it was on sale for less than the 250), and it seems the flow is super strong! This led me to a number of questions....... Is it too much flow? How much can I turn down the flow valves on the intake/outtake tubes before I cause long term damage...
  8. Equipment
    Hello all. I am setting up a 20g long. My main focus is a thick carpet of DHG my secondary focus will be glass shrimp. My question today is will the 402b be to much flow for such a small tank? The 402b has lower wattage than other models and a uv light its rated at 264g/hour but with research i...
  9. Equipment
    Ok so I have been wondering as to what a good flow rate is for internal filters for the following tanks: a. 20 Gal Goldfish tank, 10 Goldfish inside b. 15 Gal cichlid tank (7 yellow princes, all juvies <4 cm) c. 15 Gal ABN pleco and shrimp tank, java moss d. 20 Gal South American Cichlid tank...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So my HOB biowheel filter gives me 350GPH but I'm worried that this isn't enough circulation for my moderately planted 55G. Should I add a small powerhead to get more flow or is 350GPH enough?
  11. Plants
    Hi, I just get those 2 plants and I want to seed them just below my HOD filter. I don't know if those plants like a slow or fast water flow? Same question about: Giant Vallisneria Java Moss Windelov's fern Cryptocoryne wendtii Moss ball - slow flow? Anubias - I think this plant like a high...
  12. Equipment
    I built an "L" shaped spray bar using 3/4" PVC in an attempt to gently push more water toward my overflow in my 90g tank (1 overflow on the left side of the tank). It seems like theres a small amount of debris that just spins vertically in the tank and doesn't make it's way to the overflow...
  13. Equipment
    Hi, I have a 1 feet tank (30x20x17) which is about 2.5 gallons or 11litres. I'm thinking of getting the SunSun 603B canister filter but unsure whether the minimum flow rate is still too strong for my nano tank? I have a planted tank and it would be disastrous if everything got uprooted (and...
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