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filter inlet +outlet placement

I'm a newbie here. I have a 20gal high with pressurized co2 2x24w t5ho lights and a Fluval 405. Can you guys give me some recommendation's on where to place my filter inlet and outlet in relation to my co2 diffuser
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I'd place inlet & outlet at opposite ends of the tank and your diffuser by the outlet so the co2 will be distributed throughout the tank.


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i scratch the diffuser and build a RG style co2 reactor

then place inlet and outlet right beside eachother facing opposite directions...and form a gentle swirl in your tank


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I find that debris tends to flow up under outlet. So I figure the best place for inlet
is near the outlet, to suck it right up. If you use spraybar, place the inlet at the same side
if you can.
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It's important to get CO2 throughout the whole tank, not necessarily getting debris. You can always vacuum that with a water change.


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So we are in different school, the best place for CO2 diffuser for me is
opposite the outlet. YMMV.

And I don't like to watch debris circulating in the tank until w/c.
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