Water Flow

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Lorraine.Kelly, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    Hi there, Ihave a 190litre tank that is 4ft long,
    I am using a pond solutions ef+1000 external filter and spray bar.
    I have the spray bar at the opposite end of the tank away from the outlet
    The surface agitation only goes about three quarters the way down the lenght of the tank.
    Is this creating enough surface agitation for oxygenating the tank??
    Thanks in advance
    Any advice welcome :)
     
  2. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    I would think that would be plenty of surface agitation.
     
  3. OP
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    Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    I have plants in the tank also, should i have current at a lower level aswell or is the spray bar enough?
    Its not a heavy current on the top, the filter is doing 1000lph so its alot of water it just doesnt look like alot ha ha if that makes sense?
     
  4. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Since all my plants are plastic, the current level doesn't seem to bother them. :) So I really can't answer that.

    If there is not enough oxygen in the water, the fish will start gasping at the surface. So long as they are not gasping, you should be fine.
     
  5. mattgirl

    mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    If you find it isn't enough top water movement you may want to place an air stone on the other end if the tank.
     
  6. OP
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    Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    Love your Location :)
     
  7. mattgirl

    mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    And I love yours. I know I never will get to but I have always wanted to visit Ireland. :)
     
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    Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    Never say never :) its just green and rainy anyway ha ha