How to gauge waterflow?

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Let the coral be the judge. If things are closed up its likely to much flow(or light). If things are buldging open maybe turn it up just a bit like 5-10%. I often upgrade the return pumps in my aio's and don't even need a powerhead. But there always nice especially if you randomize/pulse the flow. And the return pump does count for turnover 30x is perfectly exceptable. And if you get a bit of simple sps put it in direct flow.
You may not need a powerhead but is good to have on hand in case your return pump fails you will need flow in your tank until you get return pump going again.
 
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This is how we are going to gauge flow in our new Random Flow Generator Nozzle powered office build.

This was just a test, but the plan is to suspend a number of these streamers throughout the tank to see the flow strength, and patterns.

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You may not need a powerhead but is good to have on hand in case your return pump fails you will need flow in your tank until you get return pump going again.
Well I do have it really low like 20% right now.....I actually didn't think I needed one but saw everyone had some sort of powerhead
 
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Mixed tank with a bit of sps near top
I’m using two SLW-10’s from Jabeo and a small Hygger that’s similar. I really like the jebao’s
Oh okay that explains the 3 powerheads.....I only have zoas and LPS....I was actually really looking into the jebaos but read they are hit or miss so decided on the nero seemed like a safer bet
 
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This is how we are going to gauge flow in our new Random Flow Generator Nozzle powered office build.

This was just a test, but the plan is to suspend a number of these streamers throughout the tank to see the flow strength, and patterns.

I finally go it to work on my actual computer instead of the iPad.....Yeah I can totally try something like that to give me a better prospective of the flow....Thanks!
 

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