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    I like it. I would have the gyre pulsing nice and slow so that you can get some alternating current in the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I like it. I would have the gyre pulsing nice and slow so that you can get some alternating current in the tank.
    Yeah that was kind of my thought. I figure when it pulses it will help in creating some good random flow in the tank. I'm thinking with a strong return pump an ice cap 1k should do the trick.

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    I go more for alternating current as opposed to random flow. One side is constant at a lesser strength and the opposing side is stronger and will kick on every 10 seconds and stay on for ten seconds. This will start pushing the water back the other way, giving about 5 seconds of random currents as the stronger pump starts to overtake the weaker flow, followed by a good five seconds of the uniform flow to the right side. Then when the strong pump kicks off, I get another 5 seconds of random flow as the smaller pump regains momentum followed by five seconds of uniform flow going to the left.

    I hope that makes sense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    I go more for alternating current as opposed to random flow. One side is constant at a lesser strength and the opposing side is stronger and will kick on every 10 seconds and stay on for ten seconds. This will start pushing the water back the other way, giving about 5 seconds of random currents as the stronger pump starts to overtake the weaker flow, followed by a good five seconds of the uniform flow to the right side. Then when the strong pump kicks off, I get another 5 seconds of random flow as the smaller pump regains momentum followed by five seconds of uniform flow going to the left.

    I hope that makes sense...
    I know what your talking about, it's a good method. Should give this tank a good flow pattern.

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    Look at Boof, speaking like a master.

    Ebb and flow.

    For corals, they would prefer turbulence and surge currents. You don't want to just have the flow going in one direction. Also, have to consider what you are placing in the tank. What type of corals and livestock is important to consider when creating currents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spardas View Post
    Look at Boof, speaking like a master.

    Ebb and flow.

    For corals, they would prefer turbulence and surge currents. You don't want to just have the flow going in one direction. Also, have to consider what you are placing in the tank. What type of corals and livestock is important to consider when creating currents.
    So I guess the question would be is the single gyre fighting the returns be enough to create the surge and turbulence? This will be just a grow out and sell/trade tank. Once it's wet I'll start with zoa and maybe some other softies. Then build my way up to a doser and growing some LPS and SPS in it for sale.

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    Uhm. Yep. That all sounds good. I have no helpful advice, but I'll cheer from the sidelines. Go, Matt!

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    So I was on the fence about lighting, but I am not any more. I had considered SB reef because the reviews were excellent and prices are fair. I spoke to the owner on facebook a couple of nights ago and I am sold on it now. For the simple reason that he did not try to upsale me on anything, in fact the opposite. I asked if he suggested a single 32" or two 16" for the lowboy. The short version of his response was a single 16" mounted 18" above the tank. I can not be more impressed with a business owner that sales you what you need not what makes him more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Oh come now Larry! They aren't THAT bad haha
    I guess not Boof for those that have the resources available to them. Corals are fascinating and beautiful. Like I said, I look forward to following along.

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    Locally we have a great community of reefers and there is a lot of trading and selling coral among members and I want to join in.
    My point exactly about resources. I'm not complaining, just stating facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mch1984 View Post
    So I guess the question would be is the single gyre fighting the returns be enough to create the surge and turbulence? This will be just a grow out and sell/trade tank. Once it's wet I'll start with zoa and maybe some other softies. Then build my way up to a doser and growing some LPS and SPS in it for sale.
    Hmmmm...how strong is the gyre pump?

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