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Spraybar Mounted Vertically?

I have not seen anybody do this on here, is there a flaw in doing it this way that I am missing?

I have a 75g with two XP3's. Right side filter I have the spray bar mounted in the normal fashion a couple inches below the surface aiming across the tank.

Yesterday on the left side filter, I took off the valve and put the spray bar straight down the left corner aiming across the back glass. I am trying to mix up the flow a little. Works really well and seems to be causing a much more thorough flow pattern throughout the tank.

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

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sounds like a good way to get some different flows going. i used to point my powerheads and outputs towards the corner of the tanks in my saltwater tanks and worked very well.
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i changed mine to do this yesterday and i like it more and it is easier to hide

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Sounds like a great idea, most people without 2 filters would add a powerhead to accomplish this.
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I have a 55 gallon with one filter and a powerhead. The spray bar is mounted diagonally and the powerhead right under it to help get the C02 to the other end of the tank. Seems to work OK .

It sound like you have yours in a good mounting system.
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well i dont know if this is because of having the spray bar like that but for some reason everytime i turn it on it get air in it and keeps trying to shoot it out

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