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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Circulation Pump Placement

Hi, tomorrow I will be setting up my 120 gallons planted tank and I was wondering where I should place my 2 Hydor Koralia 1150 water circulation pumps. I will have some river rocks going across the tank with some driftwood. Short plants in front and tall on the back. Where would you guys recommend that I place them?
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Everything in my tank blows water from left to right- filter pickup, filter return, and two nano powerheads are all located on the left side of the tank. You don't want two pumps fighting against each other. Keep in mind that your powerheads are not permanent and you can move them around. If anything, I think it helps move water to sections of the aquarium that weren't receiving any current before you moved them, helping to eliminate dead spots.
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Would I need a circulation pump if my tank is 23 ď high? Itís a 38 gallon bowfront.
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