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Old 06-29-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Changing method of water flow

Currently I have 4 powerheads in my 72G bowfront. I am getting tired of the cluttered look and constantly readjusting them and cleaning the intakes. I am considering taking them all down and doing a closed loop system instead. I would get one external pump rated at 1000-1500 gph at 4' head loss and have one intake and split the return into two lines. I feel like this would give a better current if I used 2 larger output tubes than the narrow stream of a powerhead. I guess it reminds me more of a Tunze unit, but not quite as good. What do you think of this idea? I really would just like a cleaner look in my tank.


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Old 06-29-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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i use the csr90 overflow to a wet/dry and pump it back with a viaaqua 2600 or 3500 can't remember, 3/4 inch tubing to return two outputs thanks to the scwd works pretty well
10 gal fw
1 jack dempsey
1 convict
1 pleco

72 gal bowfront
seaclone 150
4 x 65 watt coralife pc
hagen aquaclear 901 in tank
via aqua 3500 with scwd return from wet/dry
160 lbs live rock
40lbs combination sugarsized sand and crushed coral
1 feather dusters
2 emerald crabs
75 hermits scarlet and blue leg
20 turbo snails
3 large brittle stars
2 toadstools
1 colt coral
3 different zoanthid colonies
1 green finger leather, and cabbage leather
1 green starburst
4 different mushrooms
1 large anemone
2 cleaner shrimp
1 6 line wrasse
2 pajama cardinal
1 rock skipping blenny (very cool if you like sadists)
2 percula clown
1 engineer goby
1 scooter blenny

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