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Old 11-09-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Placement of new powerheads?

Well I"m going to get 2 power heads, either 2 maxii-jet 1200s powersweep 228's. Both move about 270gph. My spray bar for my sump return is up in the top right side of the tank with the skimmer box on the back wall on the left side of the tank. Should I go with the powersweep so they rotate water and where should I place them in the tank?
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
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The only problem with those moving PH's is that, over time, coralline algae incrusts on them and the gears causing them to malfunction and no longer move. I think you would be better off buying regular maxijets. It will save you a bit of money as well.

As far as placement, you could put them in the left and right rear of the tank and point their output toward the center glass at the front so that their current converges with one another.
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:38 PM   #3
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i have my power heads like this is that bad?
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90 Gal AGA tank
Oceanic SUMP 2 bio balls, 3 filter pads,&Crbn
Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
1 horse conch snail
1 cleaner shrimp
7 Turbo snails the Cone shaped
13 Trochus Snails
23 Red leg cortez hermits
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:40 PM   #5
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i have my power heads like this is that bad?
No not at all. I wouldn't have mentioned it if it were bad...



I had mine setup this way until I decided to add another.
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u see the pic?
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110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
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1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
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1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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onkly problem is when i fed some goes into the overflow so anoyign and even when i turn the PH off it still goes oh well
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Magdrive 9.5 pump
triple 48inch strip light (3 48inch 50/50 6000K/ actinic bulbs 36 watts)
110 lbs live rock Fiji,Caribian, Keys rock
40lbs live sand 100lbs araganite
15lbs black reg.sand
Berlin Classic with turbo upgrade
2 Maxi JEt Power head 1200
1 Rio 2100 for??
___live stock___
1 Ylw Tang
1 Chocolate Starfish
2 Green Damsels
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:45 PM   #8
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You posted your question and then posted the pic... I thought you were asking me if the advice I had give to jamal was good.

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anyway, yeah the way you have it will work. All you are wanting to do is get random turbulence in the aquarium. Anytime you point to PH toward each other, this will happen.
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speaking of powerheads i saw a setup the guy had pipes under his dsb and the outflows just came out of the top of the sand. anyone ever done or seen this before? heres a link about it:

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ug_jets.php
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The only problem with those moving PH's is that, over time, coralline algae incrusts on them and the gears causing them to malfunction and no longer move. I think you would be better off buying regular maxijets. It will save you a bit of money as well.

As far as placement, you could put them in the left and right rear of the tank and point their output toward the center glass at the front so that their current converges with one another.
Actually the powersweeps were on sale, same price at the maxi-jet 1200's. Will the sweeping be more beneficial, I don't mind cleaning them if it's better for the tank? Should I mount the PH's near the top of the tank or half way down the side?
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