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I think moderate flow is fine for mbuna. I have a fluval 406 (383 gph), fluval 305 (260 gph) and a maxijet 900 in my 55 gallon mbuna tank. This combo keeps the sand nice and clean. The fish don't have to exert themselves at all with this setup, but to make it even easier on them I have the MJ900 on my light timer, so the flow calms down a bit at night when they are sleeping.

I think flow in an mbuna tank is a good thing, it gives them something to do besides beating each other up! Just watch the fish, they should let you know if there is too much flow. Are they constantly swimming to maintain position? Seem to be influenced much by the current? Then you probably have too much flow.
 
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