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Old 01-13-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Low flow at the bottom of tank

Hi guys does anyone have any tricks as to getting the flow of a tank to stir stuff off the bottom? My tank is fairly deep at 36" and and I'm running 3 korralia 1400's problem is I get awesome flow around the top and middle but nothing is stirring on the bottom and I can see lots of crud down there. I can't really point a power heads down because I have really fine sand and it will blow all over.
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What size tank is this? If food is hitting the bottom uneaten, you are feeding too much.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:35 PM   #3
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Hey Doug this is my 125g I'm talking about. I wouldn't say it's food just looks like well crud on the bottom. Is there any DIY contraption or something I can do to make some of my current hit the bottom? Like I said pointing my power heads down won't work because of my fine sand and my flow throughout the upper level is awesome
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I feed only every other day and only 1 cube. I watch them eat and there really isn't much left when their done.
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You could try aiming two powerheads at one another to make some flow random and it might sweep across the bottom if you get it right.
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I forget the dimensions of this thing. If this is a 36" deep tank, you are going to need power head(s) down in the bottom third of the tank. There's no way around it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:49 AM   #7
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Maybe try running you return pomp along the bottom of the tank modify an engines canes ter return tube lfs $8 they have a bunch of perforated holes in them that might give you just what you are looking for
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I think your auto correct screwed up your post master plumber
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Aim a power head at the front of the tank.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:38 AM   #10
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Maybe try running you return pomp along the bottom of the tank modify an engines canes ter return tube lfs $8 they have a bunch of perforated holes in them that might give u just what you are looking for
I wouldn't advise doing that. In the event of a power outage the return will back siphon until it reaches those perforations, or perhaps even further if they don't break the siphon. You'll empty your tank.
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