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Old 05-16-2017, 09:28 PM
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I am setting up a 30 gallon half moon tank for my seahorse with a 10 gallon sump. I had to drill on one side of the tank because I am plumbing through the wall and that is how the beams run. I am wondering if I can plumb the return and overflow right next to each other and have the return right next to the overflow box. Is there any issue with this? I know the flow will be one-sided but I will compensate with powerheads.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:15 AM
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I don't think so, that is how every RR aquarium is made.


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I am setting up a 30 gallon half moon tank for my seahorse...I know the flow will be one-sided but I will compensate with powerheads.
Is this your first seahorse rodeo?

At first blush that seems like way more flow than they'll appreciate. 10 -15x your volume is on the 300 to 450 gph.

Instead of a powerhead you might do better with a HOB filter - a big one that you can dial down. It'll break the surface for better gas exchange.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:35 PM
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This is not my first seahorse rodeo. I've had mine for 3 years and I'm just setting up a new tank for her. Contrary to what people understand, seahorses adapt to high flow areas, as long as there are low flow areas and plenty of hitching spots. I've had a higher overflow and am now downgrading to a nano overflow from glassholes. Thanks for the feedback guys!
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