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Old 04-30-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Filter outflow surface agitation

I had a question on Filter outflow. So i had a pretty bad day on sunday, broke 3 things, filter outflow pipe, inflow pipe, and impeller shaft of filter because of my carelessness. Pretty sad but luckily i had backups for a 2nd tank i was planning. Since i broke the filter outflow, i had to get a new one. In the moment i decided to get the Do aqua poppy pipe. At the moment, I have the outflow near the surface to teh point there the water is kinda like HOB'ing out and providing nice surface agitation. Needless to say, my flow has taken quite a hit. For sure, i have the surface agitation to help with oxygenation, but is teh reduction in flow worth it? Particles will still move about the tank, though much slower. Also, how little flow can i get away with? Thanks guys

Just wanted to add, the poppy pipe combined with my cerges reactor provides much less directional flow compared to my DIY ADA lily pipe. Even fully submerged the flow is pretty slow.
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