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Filter and circulation pump placement? (29g)

I've had a Hydor Koralia Nano 240 in my 29g (used to be in my 12g Fluval) for some time now. Here's how I currently have it set up (see attached picture). The output towards the front/top/center and the fan kind of helping it along so it swirls back down and to the filter intake. I get a small debris area at the far back left corner of the tank with this, but nothing of big concern.

Is there a better setup I should be using? Perhaps have the filter output pointing to the right and along the back of the tank instead? Do I even need the circulation pump in this tank?
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If it's working, it's working. I'm using a canister and I have the input and output set up on the same, short side of the tank. I shoot the output to the right along the back wall, and everything then gets circulated towards the bottom front corner where the intake is.

I had a tough time with the output shooting the water from back to front. Seemed like I never quite got the filtration I wanted. I think a circulator in a 29g is appropriate, if only because of the height of the tank compared to its length. You don't want stagnant water anywhere.
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If it's working, it's working. I'm using a canister and I have the input and output set up on the same, short side of the tank. I shoot the output to the right along the back wall, and everything then gets circulated towards the bottom front corner where the intake is.

I had a tough time with the output shooting the water from back to front. Seemed like I never quite got the filtration I wanted. I think a circulator in a 29g is appropriate, if only because of the height of the tank compared to its length. You don't want stagnant water anywhere.
Should I move the intake from the center and place it in opposite the corner fro the output?

I move the fan all the time. I want that water movement, but it doesn't play well with some of my taller lighter plants in the back.

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