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Water circulation question

Hello people of TPT. I have a 90gallon set up and I'm running a fx5 filter with a diy reactor. Since I have the reactor hooked up my flow has gone down. I'd like to add more water moment to my tank and I'm wondering what the best option would be ? Should I go with a power head with a spray bar or use a small wave maker ?

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A more diffuse flow would be better than a strong point source. A spray bar is a good idea.
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The only reason why I was thinking the other is so I could get se more flow across the lower part of the tank.
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Many people do not want to see extra equipment in the tank.
If you can add a small power head, something with a diffuse flow like the Koralias, try different locations in the tank until the flow does what you want. Try to work with the existing flow, adding to it, not fighting it or creating turbulence.
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You have a lovely tank.
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Thank you. It's my first attempt at a planted tank. I've learned so much from all the good people on the site.
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I'd take a look into the koralia powerheads. I have a koralia nano 240 on my 50 gallon (36x18x18) and it is the perfect amount of flow along with my eheim 2073. The eheims flow is moderate more so on the light side as it goes through a heater and my co2 diffuser but once I added the koralia I got perfect circulation. The nano ones are a tiny bit bigger then a egg.
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Ya I just bought one of those, I think it's the one up from that one. I'm still trying to find the right spot to put it in my tank to get some better flow. Right now I have it going the opposite way as my out flow on the other side of the tank and bout half way down.
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