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Back to my new sump set up. i have a 100 gallon tank; 5 ft by 20 " by 20". i put a mag 12 pump and ran two return lines each with y connectors so each retun line has two adjustable nozzels. i have the four retun nozzles pointed for movement of debris off the floor in the back part of the tank. I then have two Koralia powerheads (one 2 and one 3) to move mid and front water. it is really cleaning up the tank but i want ot make sure it isn't too much for the crew. I'll see if i can post a picture later on.

i have a weird mix of inhabitants: 2 yellow labs, polenni, frontosa, piebald victorian, 2 parrots, 1 compressiceps, 2 fire eels, 1 sedontis decorus, 1 spotted raphael cat and 1 stripped raphael cat, and two others that escape me at the moment. :oops: Before anyone freaks from this mix it it is somehow working. Everyone is doing well. My mix is a story unto itself; being a novice, advice from the lfs, parrots being given to my son, etc.
 

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I forgot to mention one problem with this wonderful water movement. It breaks up the food into dust. Any suggestions? :fish:
 

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fishcurious said:
I forgot to mention one problem with this wonderful water movement. It breaks up the food into dust. Any suggestions? :fish:
Can you shut the Koralias off when you are feeding?
 

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I dont know how old your fish are but if they are all juvies - that is why that mix is working.. When they get older it will no longer work.

With that much room, you could easily have a beautiful tank full of fish but i wouldn't try anything that is known to not work until you have more experience.

As for water movement, as mentioned above - maybe you could shut down some of the pumps during feeding time.. If you feed at the same time every day maybe you could put the ones you want to shut down for feeding on a timer?

I don't know how many gph you are running total, but I am running about 1200 gph in a 75 gallon and have found ways to not plaster my fish to the glass.
 

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I dont know how old your fish are but if they are all juvies - that is why that mix is working.. When they get older it will no longer work.

With that much room, you could easily have a beautiful tank full of fish but i wouldn't try anything that is known to not work until you have more experience.

As for water movement, as mentioned above - maybe you could shut down some of the pumps during feeding time.. If you feed at the same time every day maybe you could put the ones you want to shut down for feeding on a timer?

I don't know how many gph you are running total, but I am running about 1200 gph in a 75 gallon and have found ways to not plaster my fish to the glass.
All of the fish currently range between 3 and 1/2 to 5 inches. From what i now know i agree that the disposition of the tank may change. I have already begun to eye possible problems and have moved a few guys out and have regained balance. i guess i am doing this a little backwards but....at least i'm learning now; ie this forum and other sources. :thumb:

we do feed at about the same time. a timer is a good idea. in lieu of that i will put the powerhead on their own electrical strip that will be easy to temporarily shut off.

all the fish seem happy but wanted to make sure i wasn't overdoig it. the sump pump is 1200 gph which is probably at about 900 to 1000 gph after plumbing. and then i have the 2 koralias.

thanks for the comments.
 
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