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Ryan
04-05-2009, 08:15 PM
I have a 15gal (24x12x12) with 2 maxijet 1200 going. I got a video of my torch do you think this is too much flow?

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g79/Ryan_GSP/15%20Gallon/th_100_3145.jpg (http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g79/Ryan_GSP/15%20Gallon/?action=view&current=100_3145.flv)

Ryan
04-05-2009, 08:15 PM
Oh ya and excuse the music. 007 Man with the Golden Gun was on.

Rbacchiega
04-05-2009, 10:03 PM
I like the music!

Looks fine to me

Myka
04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
Your Torch isn't minding, but that is a lot of flow for that little tank!!

eli@fijireefrock.com
04-05-2009, 10:16 PM
it looks fine to me too.
if you like try facing power head towrds the glass.

Ryan
04-06-2009, 12:06 AM
The powerhead has a peice on it that fans the water. i am actually thinking of turning to spray along the back.

The torch really liked it when I had the Koralia 2 in there going but with this big hammer coral I think its too much direct flow on the hammer.

I am hoping to find somone who would trade me 2 Koralia Nano or Koralia 1 for my 2 Koralia 2. Even trade just one I would be happy with.

reefy
04-06-2009, 12:56 AM
I seems like too much flow for me, I am using 2 maxi 1200 but with mod for my 90G. one thing you can do is face those powerhead towards the surface.

Ryan
04-06-2009, 01:00 AM
I think I got it figured. I pointed one across the back and the other dumps over the rock between the corals. I am thinking of cutting it back to just 1 Maxi-Jet. That will give me 20x turnover/hour

Skimmin
04-06-2009, 02:02 AM
Yes agreed. That torch coral looks like its managing ok but you would probably have much more poly extension with out that much flow. Try removing one powerhead for a few days and see what happens.

Ryan
04-06-2009, 02:20 AM
Alright so I unplugged 1 of the MJ's 1 at a time to see what one to use. I think I got it figured. Botht the Torch and Hammer Coral are moving with the flow but are not being blown around as hard. I will post a video in a bit.

Rbacchiega
04-06-2009, 04:29 AM
oh those crazy LPS LOL

I've got 89X turnover in my 90 and the acans are doing well, along with the chalices, but the SPS are taking off LOL

Ryan
04-06-2009, 04:38 AM
Ya I dont have SPS. I do have 3 types I want but not until I get my big tank.