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Old 04-10-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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power head question

where should my powerhead be aimed to not disturb the sand?

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Old 04-10-2005, 03:14 AM   #2
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towards the top of the tank against the wall IMO
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Put one at each side of the tank, point them towards each other, and if possible angle slightly upwards. This will create a shifting cross current in the center of the tank, and disturb the water's surface for better gas exchange.
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Also as your tank ages the sand will be less easy to disturb. When the tanks new the slightest movement will stir up a dust cloud of sand but after a few weeks it will take alot to get a dust cloud and the cloud will settle much faster than in a new tank.
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