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Setting up new tank: canister filter placement

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Koralia nano 240

What I'm thinking:

Or should the intake be on the same side as the spray bar. And the power head be on opposite side?

Opinion? Are there any other arrangements?

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Sorry for the "drawing" by the way haha

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Looks almost exactly the same as my setup. I've had no problems so far and have good overall flow. Tilt the spraybar towards the surface and tip the powerhead down a bit.

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why do u think you need the powerhead?
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I have a similar setup koralia 240 and 2213 in a 18g.

I can tell you the koralia will probably be a bit underpowered for a 40g. It has a very gentle flow in my 18g.

I don't know if the 2215 will give you the flow you want on a 40g as well.. Eheims are pretty weak.

I have intake and outflow same side, with the outflow going across the front of the tank.

The koralia is in the opposite corner aimed slightly up to ripple the water to aerate. (20 minute wave pattern, scheduled to turn on after the CO2 and lights turn off.)

Makes for a circle of flow clock-wise.
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why do u think you need the powerhead?
because honestly the flow is kinda low from the eheims and I have a 2217 with my 40b but with large rocks and such it leaves something to be desired.
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why do u think you need the powerhead?

more flow = less chance of algae
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Anthony, If you find that your koralia nano 240 is not enough flow for your 40B, I have a koralia nano 425 (still in great condition, didn't use it very much at all) that I would be willing to trade you. I got a smaller tank and have no use for the 425 anymore. Just PM me if you ever decide you want more flow.
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Looks almost exactly the same as my setup. I've had no problems so far and have good overall flow. Tilt the spraybar towards the surface and tip the powerhead down a bit.
What kind of filter and powerhead do you use trigger?

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Anthony, If you find that your koralia nano 240 is not enough flow for your 40B, I have a koralia nano 425 (still in great condition, didn't use it very much at all) that I would be willing to trade you. I got a smaller tank and have no use for the 425 anymore. Just PM me if you ever decide you want more flow.
I'll keep ya in mind Buddha

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I think you will have a good setup. Circulation always changes with what you put in to change the flow so that is a wait and see item. I find I like the filter output better without a spray bar. It gets all the water moving in one stream instead of many small streams and I feel I get it to carry further across the width of the tank. just another thing to look at in your tank to see what you may like. I like powerheads for getting those odd spots moving where it doesn't warrant another filter.
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What kind of filter and powerhead do you use trigger?

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I have a 2215 and a koralia 240 on a 20 long. 240 might be a little underpowered for a 40B

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Ill have to test out the 240 and see how it performs. Hopefully it works out.

Thanks for yalls input

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