vids of tank flow and surface movement ?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by fourmations, 4 Aug 2009.

  1. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi all

    as it says...

    i am curious to see a video of how much folks
    plants wave around and the surface disturbance

    i have never really seen a lot of planted tanks "in the flesh"
    and am guessing what sort of surface movement is good

    heres mine, comments welcome..

    bit of info first...

    its a 3' tank, co2 is pushed out at low level by a small filter that is chewing it up
    and shooting it low across the cuba in the middle,

    regarding the spray bar, its opened up a good bit as the tank was a whirlpool
    i have it under the surface, pointing upwards

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pP8G0IJq0



    thanks

    4
     
  2. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    its not all about having plants swyaing like a maniac.
    mine dont sway but i have a current that runs along the back left to right. and then a small koralia nano pointing at the foreground. as long as nutrients can flow around the tank and you have no visible obstructions you should be fine.

    you tank looks okay, you could add a small koralia on the right hand side but your plants are growing fine anyway :thumbup:
     
  3. glenn

    glenn Member

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  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Off course I don't mind, thats what the videos are there for ;) check my shrimp tank video too and see some flying shrimp! :lol:
     
  5. Rob Steer

    Rob Steer Member

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    Hi 4,

    Can you explain what you mean by "its opened up a good bit as the tank was a whirlpool"?

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  6. fourmations

    fourmations Member

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    hi rob

    I have made the holes of the spraybar bigger
    to reduce the speed of the water coming out

    it works well, you still get the full flow of the filter
    without the really powerful jets

    if you are thinking of doing it go really slow,
    even a very small increase in the holes size does the job,

    Regards

    4
     
  7. chriscrook4750

    chriscrook4750 Member

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    them fish must be strong its like doing a workout no pain no gain
     
  8. chris1004

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  9. andyh

    andyh Member

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    Londondragon, I too have just watched this video, its excellent!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I've recently posted a video in my journal I'd you still need videos to look at.
     

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