Aquarium Water Circulation: How Pumps & Powerheads Help Create Ideal Water Flow for a Reef Tank

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10QD Propeller Pump w/ QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10QD Propeller Pump w/ QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP60wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

EcoTech Marine VorTech MP60wQD Propeller Pump w/ Wireless QuietDrive Driver

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump with Controller

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump with Controller

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump (Pump Only)

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump (Pump Only)

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump Bundle with Controller and 2 x Gyre XF330 Pumps

Maxspect XF330 Gyre Pump Bundle with Controller and 2 x Gyre XF330 Pumps

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump with Controller

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump with Controller

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump (Pump Only)

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump (Pump Only)

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump Bundle with Controller and 2 x Gyre XF350 Pumps

Maxspect XF350 Gyre Pump Bundle with Controller and 2 x Gyre XF350 Pumps

Nero 5 Submersible Wave Pump (3000 GPH) - Aqua Illumination (AI)

Nero 5 Submersible Wave Pump (3000 GPH) - Aqua Illumination (AI)

IceCap 1K Gyre Generating Flow Pump

IceCap 1K Gyre Generating Flow Pump

IceCap 3K Gyre Generation Flow Pump

IceCap 3K Gyre Generation Flow Pump

Neptune Systems Apex WAV Pump and 1LINK Module Wavemaker Starter Kit

Neptune Systems Apex WAV Pump and 1LINK Module Wavemaker Starter Kit

Neptune Systems Apex WAV Pump Controllable Powerhead - Single Pump

Neptune Systems Apex WAV Pump Controllable Powerhead - Single Pump

WaveLink DC Flow Pump 1500 GPH - AUQA Gadget Desktop - Innovative Marine

WaveLink DC Flow Pump 1500 GPH - AUQA Gadget Desktop - Innovative Marine

WaveLink DC Flow Pump 2300 GPH - AUQA Gadget Midsize - Innovative Marine

WaveLink DC Flow Pump 2300 GPH - AUQA Gadget Midsize - Innovative Marine

Aqamai KPS Wifi Controllable Wavemaker Pump

Aqamai KPS Wifi Controllable Wavemaker Pump

Current USA eFlux Wave Complete Pump Kit - 1050GPH

Current USA eFlux Wave Complete Pump Kit - 1050GPH

Current USA eFLux Wave Complete Pump Kit - 2100GPH

Current USA eFLux Wave Complete Pump Kit - 2100GPH

Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump - 1050GPH

Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump - 1050GPH

Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump - 2100GPH

Current USA eFlux Accessory Wave Pump - 2100GPH

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead - 4.1

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead - 4.1

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead - 8.1

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump/Powerhead - 8.1

Tunze NanoStream 6020 Pump

Tunze NanoStream 6020 Pump

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6025 Pump - 720 GPH

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6025 Pump - 720 GPH

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6045 Pump - 1175 GPH

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6045 Pump - 1175 GPH

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6045 Pump - Limited Edition Blue

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6045 Pump - Limited Edition Blue

Tunze NanoStream 6040 Controllable Pump

Tunze NanoStream 6040 Controllable Pump

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6055 Controllable Pump - 1450 GPH

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6055 Controllable Pump - 1450 GPH

Tunze Turbelle Stream 6125 Pump

Tunze Turbelle Stream 6125 Pump

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6095 Controllable Pump

Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6095 Controllable Pump

Tunze Turbelle Stream Controllable 6105 Pump - 3400 GPH

Tunze Turbelle Stream Controllable 6105 Pump - 3400 GPH

TUNZE Turbelle Stream 3 6150 Pump

TUNZE Turbelle Stream 3 6150 Pump

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 240gph

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 240gph

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 425gph

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 425gph

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 565gph

Hydor Koralia Nano Circulation Pump/Powerhead 565gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 1350 gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 1350 gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 1950 gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 1950 gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 2450 gph

Hydor Koralia 3G Third Generation Circulation and Wave Pump - 2450 gph


https://mdshop.us/Flow Wave makers and flow pumps do more than make corals sway like they do on a reef.

Water flow is an integral part of coral biology and necessary for keeping corals in captivity.

Do you know the science behind the benefits of water movement in nature and our reef tanks?

Today we're discussing the basics of water flow and the benefits it brings to our aquariums as well as look at how it can benefit your coral specifically.

#aquariumflow #aquariumwatercirculation #reeftankflow


-- OUR FAVORITE FLOW PUMPS --

EcoTech Marine VorTech Pumps: https://mdshop.us/VorTech

Aqua Illumination (AI) Nero 5 Pump: https://mdshop.us/Nero5_

Reef Octopus Octo Pulse Pumps: https://mdshop.us/Octo-Pulse

Tunze Turbelle Stream & NanoSteam Pumps: https://mdshop.us/Tunze_Pumps

Maxspect Gyre Pumps: https://mdshop.us/Maxspect-Gyre

IceCap Gyre Pumps: https://mdshop.us/IceCap-Gyres

Neptune Systems WAV Pumps: https://mdshop.us/WAV-Pumps

Innovative Marine WaveLink Pumps: https://mdshop.us/WaveLink

Current USA eFlux Pumps: https://mdshop.us/eFlux-Pumps

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Pumps: https://mdshop.us/EcoDrift

Hydor Koralia Pumps: https://mdshop.us/Hydor-Koralia

Aqamai KPS WiFi Pump: https://mdshop.us/KPS-Wavemaker

Eheim Stream On+ Pumps: https://mdshop.us/Eheim-Stream-On

JBJ Oceanstream Pumps: https://mdshop.us/JBJ-Oceanstream


-- WATCH & LEARN --

Nero 5 Pump Review: https://youtu.be/PnDD_kPD3XE

Nero 5 Pump Interview w/ AI: https://youtu.be/hYh_NmnL_Dk

Octo Pulse Pumps by Reef Octopus: https://youtu.be/DOsp9IcEg_U

Articles cited:
Shaw EC, Phinn SR, Tilbrook B, Steven A (2014) Comparability of Slack Water and Lagrangian Flow Respirometry Methods for Community Metabolic Measurements. PLoS ONE 9(11)

Long MH, Berg P, de Beer D, Zieman JC (2013) In Situ Coral Reef Oxygen Metabolism: An Eddy Correlation Study. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58581. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0058581

Osinga R, Derksen-Hooijberg M, Wijgerde T, A.J. Verreth J (2017) "Interactive effects of oxygen, carbon dioxide and flow on photosynthesis and respiration in the scleractinian coral Galaxea fascicularis" The Company of Biologists Ltd | Journal of Experimental Biology (2017) 220, 2236-2242 doi:10.1242/jeb.140509