Too much flow in the tank?

Themuleous

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In keeping with my new 'short and simple' philosophy ->

Can you have to much flow in the tank? For the plants that is, not the fish and in terms of growth rates, I appreciate that very fast flow could snap stems etc, but I'm really interested in the effect on growth :)

Sam
 

aaronnorth

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Mark used 32x turnover on his 60l i think? not sure for how long though!

I think there may be a point where getting past a certain number (IMO 20x) becomes unecassary and doesnt bring any greater benefits
 

john starkey

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Hi Sam,

as you know i run two eheim 2028s (full pwr) on my setup and a koralia 2,
my plants look superb at the moment,

regards john
 

TLH

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The way I see it you are after getting the water flow to all the places in the tank it needs to go. If you can do this with 10x turnover then why add more?
 

Ed Seeley

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I don't think you can have 'too much flow'. You can reach a point where you have enough and don't need any more flow but I don't think you can have too much for the plants. I'd rather err on the side of too much rather than not enough. The biggest issue with flow might really be with some fish as we keep a lot of fish from slow moving waters.
 
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