Posts Tagged water-current

Seawater Flow, It Matters

Corals have definite preferences for seawater flow. Some, such as many hard corals, prefer high flow and others, including many soft corals, prefer a lower flow. The general guideline for seawater flow with a soft coral display is 10 times the net seawater gallonage per hour, and for SPS

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Closed Loop Circulation – What’s That Then

After water quality and then lighting water circulation, in my opinion comes next.

Not just any water circulation though – you can’t just chuck powerheads left right and centre into the aquarium and turn it into a washing machine – you have to create the right water flow.

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Water flow in the seawater aquarium

Whether the aquarist owns a salt water fish only or reef aquarium, water movement is of very great importance.

Seawater quality is measured by test kits, such as Ph, alkalinity, nitrate etc. It could be argued that another part of seawater quality is its movement. Sluggish movement, or movement of the incorrect type, can have very detrimental consequences.

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