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Old 07-10-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Powerhead Cyclone!

About a week ago I added two Koralia Evo 1050 and ever since then there's been little particles floating around in my tank. What's going on? I believe it's sand. I really hate this because it makes my tank look ugly. I have a 55 gallon tank. Are these powerheads to strong?
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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Any help?!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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No they're not too strong. Try repositioning them. It could be crap they kicked up from the rocks.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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But I've had them for a couple days. I'd think that by now all of the crud from the rocks should've settled. I see like a mini sand hurricane under one of my power heads..
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Do you think a wave maker would fix this?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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But I've had them for a couple days. I'd think that by now all of the crud from the rocks should've settled. I see like a mini sand hurricane under one of my power heads..
Mine did that until i aimed them up a bit A wave maker might make a difference as only one will be on at a time
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Just try different angles of the power heads, or if necessary different positions of the powerheads themselves.
And yes, a wavemaker would help this situation too, IMO. If you are getting a mini cyclone under the powerhead, this is partly due to the fact that you are getting one non-random flow pattern. The other aspect could be that it is too close to your substrate.
Just keep trying different combinations of powerhead angles, you should be able to minimize the sandstorm.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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I initially had this issue w/ my 55. Positioning is the key. Once you get it figured out itll all settle. In my 55, i have 2 750s, a 1050, a 550, and a marineland that is equal to a 1050. Just fiddle with them some and point them at the surface. Youll find the sweet spot.
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