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
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-- 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