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Old 08/17/2007, 05:38 PM   #11
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My response to this is so simple it's almost embarrassing but I would like to say it anyway. The good flow is really important and yet many corals do not do well with high flow. This is why placement can be critical. I have 2 tanks and the larger one has more flow than the smaller one. I put my bubble coral in the 58, the one with more flow, and it wouldn't expand. I moved it back into the 29 which has less flow and it's doing great--back to its huge size. However, the 29 gets more detritus in the sand beause of less flow which can be of concern w/out a good cleanup crew. Personally, I have not figured out to have good water movement everywhere w/out damaging some corals... Aninjaat's response is exellent and I agree that we need more sophisticated equipment to actually do this "correctly'.


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