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element9540

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I have an Aqueon Evolve 8 with 10 lbs of live rock. The scape is set up so the rock is against the back wall. For flow I replaced the stock pump with a MJ900 and I also have a koralia 240 PH in the other corner. My concern is that I don't think I am getting good flow behind the rock and I can see debris collecting in some spots in the back of the rocks and such. Should I redo my scape? I like it the way it is but don't want it to cause problems when I start adding coral. Do I have too much live rock? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks guys.

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You do want to have decent flow around everything so that you don't get built up debris, but also so that you can get in there and clean if/when need arises.

 

Debris that builds up will start to decay which can lead to water parameter issues and we all know where that can go. Especially with such a little tank to start with.

 

I was warned to keep LR far enough away from the sides to get a cleaning sponge in there and good flow.

 

That being said, I have seen people who have their LR glued to the back of the tank but that is a totally different animal altogether.

 

You might want to do some scape adjustments. Or you could try adjusting the placement of your PH or add a second one so that those dead spots are eliminated.

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You do want to have decent flow around everything so that you don't get built up debris, but also so that you can get in there and clean if/when need arises.

 

Debris that builds up will start to decay which can lead to water parameter issues and we all know where that can go. Especially with such a little tank to start with.

 

I was warned to keep LR far enough away from the sides to get a cleaning sponge in there and good flow.

 

That being said, I have seen people who have their LR glued to the back of the tank but that is a totally different animal altogether.

 

You might want to do some scape adjustments. Or you could try adjusting the placement of your PH or add a second one so that those dead spots are eliminated.

Thanks for the reply. Ya I was worried about the decay. Looks like I'm gona have to redo my scape then.

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