Tim, in 30 seconds of video it is hard for me to say. What we uses to due in the past for setting up sluice boxes in streams and creeks was to throw in a few small pieces of lead. If the lead went no farther than the second riffle, we would then throw in a handful of 1/2 inch rocks. As long as the rocks made their way through the box and the lead stayed in place, we figured we were good to go.
On my recirculating system the pitch or fall is set at 1/4 inch per foot and the pump motor is throttled so the rocks walk, not run out of the box. Ron