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Old 12-16-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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I have 2 Rio hyperflow Ph's for my 65 gal tank. Any ideas where I should place them. Should I put them in line directly across from each other, one on the top and one on the bottom of different sides. Any help would be greatly helpful
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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I would put them both on top, one in each corner. Point them toward each other and toward the surface. YOu want to break the surface of the water as well and have the two currents "colide" with each other to create caotic movement in the tank.
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I did not ask the original question.. but I am interested in the answer as well.

I have a 54 gallon corner unit with a bowed front. We purchased two MaxiJet 1200s. We have installed one on the right wall pointing upward and toward the middle of the tank. It is going against the slight current that the filter is creating. It seems to me that this is sufficient movement in the tank. Should we go ahead and install the 2nd as well? If so, where? We also have a Aqua C Remora Protein Skimmer with a MaxiJet 1200 on it.

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I would go ahead and add the 2nd Maxijet. You can't really count the skimmer in the overall GPH filtration. I have my 1200's on the corners facing towards the middle of the tank to provide good aeration. 2 of these will give you the flow that you need. 54g X 10 = 540gph would be a good rule of thumb. 2 Maxijet's will offer the perfect solution for this tank, giving you more filtration as you increase your bio load.

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How far down into the tank do you put the maxi jets? The top of ours is currently about 4 inches down in the tank. And do you want bubbles blowing out or just water? We went to the LFS today and overheard an employee telling a couple that you don't want any bubbles in the tank as they can damage the fish's eyes. You just want the current to ripple the top of the tank. I asked him where to put the power heads and he said "in the garbage"!

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Old 12-30-2004, 03:28 AM   #6
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i agree with lando and put them across straight across from each other
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I asked him where to put the power heads and he said "in the garbage"!
Obviously, your LFS doesn't know much about marine aquariums. I would be cautious with his/her advice on setups. As long as you have the PH submerged, there will be no bubbles.

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I have a mag and two powerheads First I put the mag outflow hitting the glass so it bounces back into a circular motion next with my powerheads I put the on the same side on abouse 3 inches above from the sand and one in back of the live rock on top I just did this because I have the mag though if you want a good water current I would suggest addint them across from each other as "lando" stated.
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