Live rock and powerhead positioning

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by am3ience, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. am3ienceNew MemberMember

    Hi guys, i'm new to saltwater and I just started this 36 gallon a couple days ago. I got 40 lbs. of liverock from a guy off CL, and 50 lbs live sand. I was wondering if my live rock was high enough? I have two Kessil a150w ocean blue lights and I want to be able to grow anything in that tank, looking to grow some hard corals down the road. Would I need to elevate my rockscape higher for me the coral to be closer to the lights? My lights are a bit above 6" from the water. Also I have two 850 koralia powerheads, I have one top left corner pointing to the front, and one sorta middle right corner pointing upwards. That good placement? Or should they both be pointing towards each other and on blowing on the rocks?

    Any feedback would be awesome !

    First image is a little cloudy, but it's what it looks like with lights on

    Second is lights off
  2. LiterallyHydroWell Known MemberMember

    Everything there looks fine. You shouldn't need to raise the rockwork any higher, but if you like the looks of tall stacked rock, by all means go for it.

    As for flow, you should have 30-50x turnover on your flow. So you should be fine where you are now, but you have the option of increasing your flow more if you wish. The corals certainly wouldn't complain.

    You should also make sure you are getting sufficient surface agitation. You want the surface to be rippling a good amount.