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Old 08/17/2007, 06:55 PM   #15
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Most coral don't want or need flow blasting right at them but you should focus on what was said above and get some good, broad flow going across the whole tank, back and forth. You need a wavemaker or a good controller. You want broad flow to hit one side of the coral for a while and then switch and hit the other side of the coral for a while. This way, all sides of the coral can respirate evenly (release their built up oxygen), without having a dead spot on one side.

You also want to keep food and everything in suspension so the skimmer can remove as much as possible. Low flow equals an algae explosion eventually.

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