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Old 09-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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powerhead placement

So I just purchased a new hydor koralia evolution 1050. I already have a 750. My tank it a hex front 35 or 36 gallon. My rockscape is in the center of the tank. Ive been reading up on currents and placement and don't know if I have my the best way or not. I tried drawing up a pic with my phone of how I have it now. I tried my best!LOL. The arrows indicate the powerheads, the purple is my rock scape, the black circle is my heater, and the black squares are my Skimmer, fuge, & power filter. (All HOB and in that order from left to right.) Pic is top view illustration. Ant advice very much appreciated!

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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Looks ok. Have you tried both facing upwards towards the glass? One on each side, one closer to the front glad then the other but both facing the glass on an angle almost hitting each others stream. Make sense?

You'd be surprised at what movement you can get when the current from both power heads collide in the center of the tank.

I'm no expert but this lay out I used until I upgraded to the mp10.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Yea I see what your saying. I'm gonna tinker with then when I get home but the way I have it its more less making swirling water around the tank.
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Yea I see what your saying. I'm gonna tinker with then when I get home but the way I have it its more less making swirling water around the tank.
Yeah I gotcha. What I did was tinkered with them and when I thought I had a good spot I'd through some food in and see exactly where the flow was going. The way I had it flow actually got behind all my rock and you saw the food just getting tossed around so I was happy.

Good luck and lemme know what worked out for ya.
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You might consider alternating them with a cheap power strip with a wave maker feature built in. They like having the flow alternate as it does on the reef.
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How with timers in both? I really didn't want to put them on a wavemaker I hear its not good on the powerheads to be cut on and off alot. I just wanting the random circulation not the surge even though I know surge is best.
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How with timers in both? I really didn't want to put them on a wavemaker I hear its not good on the powerheads to be cut on and off alot. I just wanting the random circulation not the surge even though I know surge is best.
I had Koralia's on a Hydor smartwave and it clicks everytime they turn on and off. It will drive you nuts and it wears the power heads life span down. It's not the best IMO.
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That's what I figure. Not to mention I don't have the money for one.
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I just gotta find a way to make the flows intersect and keep my sand in place and have circulation. Throughout my tank. Front back and in the rocks.
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I just gotta find a way to make the flows intersect and keep my sand in place and have circulation. Throughout my tank. Front back and in the rocks.
Give my suggestion a shot, you may be surprised.

Then again I can be totally off.

Curious to see.
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