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Corey760
07/15/2013, 02:06 PM
My tank is all lps the tank is a show tank so its 3 feet tall by 17 inches wide by four feet long, I think i have my flow right but needed to hear what everyone else thinks?

MrClam
07/15/2013, 02:11 PM
Would be helpful to hear what you have for flow in the tank currently, but I believe the consensus for LPS is around 20-30x turnover from dispersed, random flow.

Corey760
07/15/2013, 02:17 PM
I am currently at about 27X flow with out calculating in the return lines.

Palting
07/15/2013, 04:32 PM
I have the 110 tall, reef ready, but use it as a FOWLR. 27X should be fine for LPS, even some SPS. Make sure to orient your flows so that you have definite vertical movement as well in this tall tank.

Curious what you have for lights?

ReefTron5000
07/15/2013, 04:34 PM
From my experience, I've found that people overestimate their flow needs. Especially for LPS, you don't exactly need to be blasting things. I've seen, in really nice LFS's, gorgeous and thriving softy tanks with no powerheads.

cloak
07/15/2013, 04:42 PM
From my experience, I've found that people overestimate their flow needs. Especially for LPS, you don't exactly need to be blasting things. I've seen, in really nice LFS's, gorgeous and thriving softy tanks with no powerheads.

+1.

The holding tanks at my LFS are at a standstill, yet the corals look great. (sps, LPS, softies)

Corey760
07/18/2013, 07:42 PM
I have the 120 watt dimmable LED'S, i have two of the fixtures. i currently have the 1250 aqueon powerhead on one end and the 1000 gph aqueon on the other, plus the return lines for flow. But currently dont have them on any kind of wave controlller. is this to much in the tank for LPS?