Re:Tank set-up advice

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Leslie
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Hi Jen,

I don’t know for sure if they would be happy. Folks do keep them in corner tanks and they do do well, so it is one option, just not the best in my opinion. aRetangular shaped tanks offer more surface area for gas exchange as well as more room along the back wall for equipment.

I am not familiar with all the wet dry filters out there, especially the sump models. I use Marineland hang on the back Emperors. For skimmers I like CPR Bac Pacs. MAny other folks like the Remora Cs.

As for flow rates we used to say that the total of all pumps should be 3 to 5 x the tank volume per hour but have found that is actually under circulated and that the horses do fine with more. More is actually better for the environment. It is something you have to tweek. Many horses like to play in the current. As long as there are quiet places for them to get out of the current and they are not being blown from one side of the tank to the next it should be fine.

HTH,

Leslie


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