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Old 11/01/2004, 12:35 AM
Anthony Calfo Anthony Calfo is offline
Parapterois heterura
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
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a nice technique with good strong water flow is to seal (silicone/glue) a thin strip of acrylic or glass like a lip (2-3" wide) just under the water surface and on the short end of the tank where you allow the water to enter at.

When the incoming flow crashes down upon this submerged lip, it forces the water to "scoot" across the surface directionally... causing an eddy in the tank which keeps your Chaeto ball constantly tumbling. That in turn improves health and vigor in the colony while reducing the total need for light over the tank/colony. Steven Pro pointed this out to me on his tank. Very neat!

"If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day... but if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime."