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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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FX4 outflow

Hi all, new here. I've been lurking and reading but not posting. So my first equipment related post has to do with my filter. I have an FX4 for the 75 gallon i'm slowing putting stuff together for. I was thinking about some type of powerhead to circulate water but realize that my filter has the flow I'd need to do it if I split the outflow I think. Has anyone done this and how did it work out? Suggestions on how to do it and not have it look horrible?
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Search on amazon flow tamer spraybar for FX boom! Works great!!
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FX4=450GPH. I’d split to 3 outputs of around 140-150GPH Ea. Spraybar blowing down back wall in center, 2 nozzle in top corners angled in about 5-7 blowing around front of tank. All outputs are in plant tank/small/calm water fish range and you’ll have good coverage with no dead spots.

As far as making it look good put a background on tank back so you can’t see all hoses and wires running up back.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2020, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. DaveKS, so how do I plumb from the filter hose to those outflows and have them with consistent flow from each output?
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