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Old 04-04-2013, 03:26 AM   #16
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Like this.

In my experience, it hasn't worked like this. Stop the strong flow part at about 1/3rd the tank length from the out put, then fill the rest of the tank with weak to no flow at all.

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:38 AM   #17
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In my experience, it hasn't worked like this. Stop the strong flow part at about 1/3rd the tank length from the out put, then fill the rest of the tank with weak to no flow at all.

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Sounds like you might have just needed a stronger filter for how long the tank was
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #18
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Sounds like you might have just needed a stronger filter for how long the tank was
I was (and still am) running a fluval fx5 on a 6ft, 125 gallon tank. Not to certain that this was the issue.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #19
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I have both on the same side. It seems to create a nice circular current.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #20
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javajive1981 - how big is our tank? are they both on the same side.. or same corner?
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Its a 55 gallon its 3.3ft, i have a eheim 2217, the intake in the back left hand corner and the spray bar on the top left hand side. I had to drill the holes in the bar bigger because through flow rate is so strong.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #22
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I always have two filter especially for bigger tanks. Then we Dont have this problem because there is a inlet and outlet on both sides. My 125g has a fx5, jbj canister and AC110.
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I have a nexx filter as well but i don't really like the intake pump. To bulky to hide
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I think I have decided to just go with a spray bar for my FX5. It going in 90G marineland tank, that has black painted back ground and I will use same color. Now to drill holes in PVC, for that matter get them all in same line. ha ha

I think it trial and error, and depends on where you like input/output for your tank, also what looks best to you. I have realized we can all try it as others suggest, but until we see it working is when we will know what works for sure.
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Let me know what size pipe you go with and what you attach the pipe to the fluval hose with

I may build one aswell just to try it out. Would you shoot the water straight down or sideways to it ripples the top water?
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Let me know what size pipe you go with and what you attach the pipe to the fluval hose with

I may build one aswell just to try it out. Would you shoot the water straight down or sideways to it ripples the top water?
I went with 3/4 PVC. I would have rather used 1/2, but I don't think the fluval hose would work with the 1/2

Going to build it this weekend, maybe, wife and kid just came down with stomach flu, so maybe not.
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Keep me updated!
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