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PostSubject: Water Current   Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:52 pm

Heyyy, it's me again.

I am posting this time to ask for suggestions regarding filters or air pumps for a stronger water current. I am planning to have either one or more flash plecos in my pleco tank when it has been setup. The only issue is that the filter that comes in the tank isn't really going to be outputting a strong current which is needed or wanted by flash plecos?

The other thing is the substrate, if the flash plecos require a sand substrate as I have been told, I will not be getting one. I am planning to use a gravel base as the tank has been delivered with the gravel. Any suggestions will be welcome, I have chosen a Hydor Ario 2 Air Pump (http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquarium-supplies/fish-tank-equipment/aquarium-air-pumps/hydor-air-pumps/hydor-ario-2-air-pump.html). This will be replacing the bubble curtain.

Anyways, all suggestions will be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:05 am

what you want is a power head or power filter to make some more current.

not sure how powerful, how big is the tank?

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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:07 pm

It's 180 litre. My cousin was saying that as a rule, he will go for 800l/h per 60 litres. I'm not sure whether this is affected by the fact that he actually maintains marine tanks instead of tropical anymore. I just want to make sure the tank is adaquate. xD
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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:40 pm

Is your tank a Jewel 180 and does it have the in built filter that does about 600 lph?

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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:02 am

marine tanks need a hell of a lot more ater movement than tropical tanks.

In a 180 ltr tank i would be getting a couple of powerheads/powerfilters that do about 500l/h and het them up to create a nice current in the tank Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:19 pm

Yeah it is a Juwel 180 with the Bioflow 600 filter. Any recommendations on a few extra power heads to put in there?
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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:06 pm

I had a similar problem, my external doesnt chuck out much so waste was settleing on my sand so i got one of these which is brilliant.

It might be ideal for you, its just a thought
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PostSubject: Re: Water Current   Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:35 pm

I'd run a second filter either internal or external. Your present filter is not powerfull enough on it's own for a pleco set-up.

Adding a second filter of a similar l/h as your Bioflow 600 something like the Eheim Aquaball 180 or the Fluval 205 will improve the current and add back up to your present filter.
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