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Old 07-02-2009, 02:03 AM   #11
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so i have placed my 2 #4 in the top left/right corners pointing to center front of tank and the flow has carved a huge crater in my sand. I have about 2/3 inches of sand and it is now down to the bare glass in the center. - would it be better for me to put them on front of tank pointing back and rock, or just place them like center left/right with a more upward pointing flow!
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:18 AM   #12
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Try not angling them so much in the down direction, maybe try straight and let the currents collide with each other in the center of the front of the glass. Could even try pointing slightly up and creating a little surface aggitation for more surface area. Just a couple of ideas to try.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:56 PM   #13
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pointing them up and agitating the water seems to work for me. I think the ripples all over the surface help aid gas exchange...also helps add a little shimmering effect when you don't have MH lights!!
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:59 AM   #15
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Tank, I was looking for that layout all day today. Thanks, now I don't have to look anymore.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:55 AM   #16
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Thanks guys, I positioned the Koralia 3's as depicted in option 2. As of now My LR is just in the tank and all off the rocks have some sort of current flowing around them, some areas of flow are much stronger then the others. This will change as I'm going to make an attempt @ aquascaping later today.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #17
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Positioning the right locations for you PHs all depend on your rock set up. I have to move mine several times and still have some dead spots. Once you start to have soft corals in your tank, you can judge your set up better by looking at their "waving" action. I place the corals in the locations as dictated by their water flow requirements. If you do not have corals as of yet, look at the surface from the bottom up and make sure there are no stagnant areas (oily looking film). BTW, avoid using powerheads that rotate as they stop moving after algea started to grow on them. I had two that last couple months only. DP
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Thanks Dr, Now that i have my rocks setup I've been playing with there location.
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