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Re: [APD] Guppies and flow rates
Just and observation from here at the store. We run big central
systems (6000g Manufactures rated capacity) and of course every now and
again fish escape thru the screens on our filter returns and ends up
down in the sump. I was truly amazed to find a batch of guppies back
there one afternoon. Not so much that they were there and actually
holding their own against the current in the sump - but when i went to
net them, they deftly darted *UPSTREAM* away from me.
of course.. i *had* to get the calculator out. This sump received
ALMOST 8000 gallons an hour (7800 or so was the actual flow) which
ammounted to about 98 total volumes per hour thru the sump.
I have yet to even see a reef tank with this kind of circulation rates -
yet guppies were swimming along happily and loving life.
JUST my observations.
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