How much circulation is too much?

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    Paste I'm on a boat!

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    Have been thinking about this.... Fish seem happy... But I think it may be a bit much... Forgot the gph of my power heads. Will check tonight, about how much sounds right for a 65?
     
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    I think it would be good to have maybe about 20-30x turnover in a tank per hour. Hopefully other people will correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yeah that's right. You can have more than that -- some people have 30x to 60x turnover. It also depends on what type of livestock you have. Some corals require much higher flow than others.
     
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    I'm putting two Koralia 750's and a Mag 7 in my 55 if that helps..
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    As long as the substrate is staying on the bottom, you don't have too much flow.
     
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