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Old 05-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Loc-line modifications

Hi all, currently I have my return flow coming out of a single 3/4'' loc-line hose (see attached for picture prior to adding LR or fish), but I feel like the current is too strong for my two baby oscellaris clownfish. I am thinking about splitting the hose with a Y fitting and using two flare nozzles.

Are there any benefits/drawbacks to doing that? Should I use one flare nozzle and one regular hose instead? Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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T it off and use 2 flared nozzles. Alot of RR tanks do that!
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Thanks spoon. Slightly off topic, but does anyone know whether the Hydor FLO rotating deflector would work on a hose like the one in the pic, and if so, whether it would require any modifications? Link to Hydor FLO below:

Wavemakers: Hydor FLO Rotating Deflector Wavemaker
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I don't think it would work because of the shape of the Locline. They also cut down a lot of flow. What kind of flow does your return pump have and what size tank? Most people are trying to increase flow instead of decrease, so yours is a curious situation.
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I don't think it would work because of the shape of the Locline. They also cut down a lot of flow. What kind of flow does your return pump have and what size tank? Most people are trying to increase flow instead of decrease, so yours is a curious situation.
My tank size is 60 gallons (2x2x2 feet cube). The return pump is a Rio 2100, approximately 700GPH. I'm not trying to reduce flow, just trying to create more diversified and random flow without shelling out hundreds for a wavemaker. Does what I'm trying to achieve even make sense? Any other suggestions are welcome!
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