Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
VorTech pump placement
Hi, I'm curious if there is any logic to placement of VorTech pumps; how you decide exactly where to put it.
In my 90gal tank I place my MP20 Vortech on the left side (short wall) of the tank, a few inches from the front glass 8.5 inches down. So about a third down, blowing current across the front glass from left to right. With this depth it gives a gentle ripple as seen from the top. I also have loc-line outputs from filters, pointed toward lower thirds of front glass.
I like the VorTech and it was highly recommended. I do notice that fish tend not to swim much in viewable space, likely because of the front-glass current. And wish that was different.