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Old 12-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #11
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Putting it on the back pane of glass is still by far the better option of breaking up the flow imho. How about splitting the rock formation up into 2 piles and placing the powerhead between them on the back glass angled upwards. It should effectively split the direct flow in half and by angling the powerhead up you negate the issue of blowing sand around.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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Will be hard to make two pile of rock... Not enough room


Maybe put it in a back corner aiming front corner of the other side ?

I mean, like this ?
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Will be hard to make two pile of rock... Not enough room

Maybe put it in a back corner aiming front corner of the other side ?

I mean, like this ?
I know exactly what youre dealing with. My tank is the same size

You are really going to have to keep trying. Flow is one of the hardest things about getting a reef tank going. I would suggest picking 7 or 8 possible spots and trying them all. You could try a piece of yarn tied to a dowel to check how fast the water is flowing and adjust.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:12 PM   #14
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Just with suspended particles I can see how the water is flowing. Dah I have no more money to put in this tank, can't get a refund for my pump... My tank size is 24"x12"x16".

Will two powerhead like this work well ?
http://www.amazon.ca/Hydor-Koralia-N...ords=powerhead They are 240GPH.

I have enough money to afford this twice. I can put my actual powerhead in a box and wait 4-5 years before I use it with a 90 gallon tank...

My first reef experience is bad But could be worse, I know.

The guy at the LFS doesn't stop to tell me it's normal, and 600GPH is what I need... But I don't think it's normal that a clownfish go in front of the pump and get propeled at the other side of the tank...
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #15
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Thanks guys for the advices, I didn't stopped to call the guy at the LFS, he's tired about me calling him, and he told me he can order two 240 GPH and take my 600 GPH back. =D

Perseverance pays !

Something like that will work ?
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Very nice! I actually have the same powerheads in my 20g I keep one of mine near the back on the wide angled towards the front center of the tank while my other one is on the top front of the other side pane blowing across to the other side. It works well for my rock work.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #17
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So you're telling me you're doing this ?


The guy told me if I buy the Hydor kit Koralia Reef Kit 240 he'll exchange my 600GPH.

So I'll be in business, I'll have a two 240 GPH, with a wave controller. What could be best hein ? Will cost 100$ more, but I'm ready to assume this supplement expense.

I'll try to position thoses when I'll get them and if I have trouble, I think I'll find anwsers on google, most tutorials are made for two pumps kit.


Thanks a lot for your advices !
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UPDATE: I'm not satisfied with any settings I can make with my 600 GPH, so now I just bought 2x240GPH koralia. I'll use my 600 GPH to mix salt and water.

How would you place it ? I plan on moving rock too... Making a wall on the back window or making a pile on one side...
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Try to figure out a happy placement for your rock then the powerhead placement comes after that.
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I'll try things, and I'll show you after
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