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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Water circulation help

K so I have a aquaclear70 on the left side of my tank. Then I have the intake to my sunsun 303b on the right side, the spray bar is positioned at the top middle pointed up to create a ripple on the surface. Now I want to ensure I have a good current in my tank with no dead spots. Here is a pic of my tank where you can see the positioning of everything.


I have a Hydor nano 425. And don't know where to position it to create the current I need. I have to angels do I don't want to blow them all over the place I just want to make sure my plants aren't sitting in dead spots growing algae. Where do I need to place this power head?? And should I change where I have my spray bar located? I've thought about maybe moving it to the right side piece of glass, that way it sprays towards the left side. And I have a spare timer that I was thinking about hooking the power head to so I could give my angels a break every couple hrs threw the day and just let the power head be off at night. PLEASE HELP
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 08:27 PM
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If you think your angels need a break there is probably too much flow.

Looking at your tank, if you need to improve circulation, I would place the Koralia on the left side, low, close to the back, and blow towards the right along your back wall.

That should reduce dead spots, and keep the waters a bit more quiet in front, where you really want your fish to hang out (so you can see them).


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You don't think the 425 is to much for my size freshwater tank do you
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