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Old 01-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #51
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I'm guessing it has something to do with that flow pattern.
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hmmm thanks. whats the best way to set up the powerheads?

my big one is near the top pointed upward to great small waves
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You want to create a chaotic water flow, like you would see on a reef. You do that by pointing 2 powerheads of equal power at each other or across each other to create an X pattern.
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got a reef octopus lx1000 and set it up yesterday....

and put the cheato in the middle media chamber (it now gets light directly from my t5 lights





now its time to build a hood to hide all of this
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how is the skimmer working so far?
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working great so far... makes a crazy amount of foam (bubbles)

just trying to figure out the perfect height for the collection cup so it doesnt over flow
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