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How much flow is too much

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by GreenStuff, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. GreenStuff

    GreenStuff Prolific Poster

    Feb 11, 2005
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    I have a 25 gallon tank and I'm using a Filtstar xp2 filter which is recommended for tanks up to 75 gallons. The output bar is set across the top of the back wall of the tank and I have the flow holes pointed on a downward slope toward the front wall.

    I usually keep the flow rate turned down fairly low and I'm wondering now what the recomended flow rate is for a planted tank. I've heard that you need to have good flow, but I'm just wondering what others have and what is considered "good flow".
  2. Urkevitz

    Urkevitz Junior Poster

    Mar 29, 2005
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    Re: How much flow is too much

    I have a filter that only puts out 150 gals. per hour on my 75 gallon tank. And my spray bar is pointed at the back glass. I didn't like the way my plants were moving around in the current.

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