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Old 02-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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Have a question about spray bar placement...

Would it be best to place the output spray bar so it shoots back to front or side to side? Does it matter? It seems that circulation would be better side to side.
I placed mine to spray from back to front. I have good circulation throughout but the other side of my tank is a little slower flow so my guys have a range they can choose from.
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I placed mine to spray from back to front. I have good circulation throughout but the other side of my tank is a little slower flow so my guys have a range they can choose from.
Good point. Last year when I got the new canister for my 37 gallon I put it in side to side and it was like a whirlpool. Though, it was a short spray bar in a skinny tank.
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you can see how i have mine placed in the upper right side of the tank. The large DW stump helps break up the flow a little bit also.
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New filter arrived yesterday evening and got it all installed. Had a little trouble priming this one and kept thinking that my other one is not near as slow to prime. Then I noticed I had the hoses on backwards, duh. Worked fine after a quick switch. Dealing with a mini-cycle but I took the bag of ceramic rings from the other filter, and replaced its with new ones, and crammed in the bio-wheels from the old Penguin so it should clear up quickly. Now I need one hollow log thing and to let the tank mature a bit and I can order a small Pleco and the BGK (and four more Rainbows). Put the old Penguin 350 on my Goldfish tank with all three old cartridges.
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Here's a few current pics. Tank is coming along nicely, I think. I need some more foreground plants. I am experimenting with Dwarf Sag under this light (t8 single bulb) and it is doing ok, showing some new growth but is very slow going. I want to replace the Wisteria with another large Anubias and I am filling in the Rotala and H. Angustifolia as fast as it will grow in my grow out tank. I have a Bleheri Sword and a Crypt in there also that seem to be doing fine as both are showing new growth. What I find odd is that this is very low lighting and the Rotala is actually growing red, not a deep red but in my 37g with t5ho it barely gets pinkish and only then if I let it grow until it floats at the top.
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