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Question Circulation HELP!!!

I am looking for advice on how to set up the circulation in my tank, tank info with pictures below. I recently added a power head to improve circulation on my sand substrate and the HOB filter has minimal circulation in my tank. I have researched up and down but can not decide what is best for my style of tank, since it is long and tall versue boxy breeder tanks. I tried placing it low to the sand to blow the debris across the tank to the filter but it blows the plants heavily without moving debris on the sand. I have debated turning the power head into a spray bar to disperse the flow and have more directional flow since the powerhead I have does not adjust. If I do a spray bar, do I make a spray bar across the whole 4 feet back of my tank or do I keep on opposite wall of the HOB filter? I am not apposed to buying new equipment if it keeps my sand clean. I plan to get a canister filter soon, a fluval 406 or FX4, so what flow attachments would help the flow on the sand? Suggestions? Experienced advice? Thank you.

55 gallon (48"x12"x21")
Aquaclear 70 (now fluval)
imagitarium power head (180 gph)
Odyssea x4 T5 HO 6500K bulbs (only one running due to lack of plants, bad algae blooms)
air stone
DIY critic acid CO2 injection
If I am missing something please let me know. I will be watching the forum.

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