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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Idea's/advice

I have a Fluval 205 in my well planted 29G.
I'm looking for advice on getting the water to move around better. I have a lot of dead area's where junk collects. I tried to readjust the return but that just makes another dead spot somewhere else. I cleaned my filter to make sure that I have as much water flow as I can.
Is there any replacement water tubes that might be better than what came with the filter?


10 gallon hospital tank.
29 & 50 gallon - High Tech C02 enriched.
50 gallon Pond - Natural.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 12:13 AM
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What kind of output does the 205 have? Please excuse my ignorance.

I would suggest you look into making a DIY spraybar, if that's not what you have now. There are so many ways to configure it to eliminate dead spots, it would be worth the effort!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-25-2006, 01:56 AM
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When I had a 29 gallon I ended up using a powerhead to get the water circulation I wanted. But, a spraybar works very well too. It does take regular maintenance to keep the holes all clean and open - some form of algae tended to grow inside my spray bar.

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