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


EcoTech Marine VorTech Pumps:

Aqua Illumination (AI) Nero 5 Pump:

Reef Octopus Octo Pulse Pumps:

Tunze Turbelle Stream & NanoSteam Pumps:

Maxspect Gyre Pumps:

IceCap Gyre Pumps:

Neptune Systems WAV Pumps:

Innovative Marine WaveLink Pumps:

Current USA eFlux Pumps:

Aqua Medic EcoDrift Pumps:

Hydor Koralia Pumps:

Aqamai KPS WiFi Pump:

Eheim Stream On+ Pumps:

JBJ Oceanstream Pumps:


Nero 5 Pump Review:

Nero 5 Pump Interview w/ AI:

Octo Pulse Pumps by Reef Octopus:

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