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Old 01/17/2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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Torch sweeper tentacles...24/7?

Got this torch about a week ago...and I honestly don't think they sweepers have taken a break. It's relatively close to another torch, however with the way the flow works down there...the sweepers only sway one way and never hit the other one. Is this normal for a torch? The torch on the left has never shown sweepers...

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Old 01/18/2018, 04:33 PM   #2
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I've seen them do that in areas that have strong laminar flow, which I'm guessing is the case there?


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Old 01/19/2018, 07:03 AM   #3
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I'm more interested in the other one never showing sweepers because neither has mine.


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Old 01/19/2018, 07:14 PM   #4
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I've seen them do that in areas that have strong laminar flow, which I'm guessing is the case there?
So you think if it was in a more random flow area it might help?


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Old 01/21/2018, 01:56 AM   #5
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Mine do a lot better in random flow. I have noticed they tend to lengthen or shrink the thickness of the tentacles in high flow.


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Old 01/23/2018, 04:48 PM   #6
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So you think if it was in a more random flow area it might help?
Yeah I don't think they like getting blasted on just one side, it's unnatural and might be what makes them extend the sweepers in a defensive move.


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