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Old 05-08-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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I have a wp40 in my 5ft long 110 DT and i feel like its to much power even on the lowest setting it keeps lifting sand, do you guys think its too much?
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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Not necessarily, change the angle so it's blowing across, rather than against the substrate. Might solve the issue.

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Old 05-08-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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It is blowing across and a little up right now?
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:45 PM   #4
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How low in the tank is it? Maybe the current is bouncing off something and directed down?

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Old 05-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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Its maybe 3-6" off the top
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #6
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I feel like its hitting off of the other side and bringing sand up because of that?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:40 AM   #7
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What mode do you have it set on?
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Iv got one in my 55 and it doesn't stir up the sand
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:43 AM   #9
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Its on lowest mode i could go s3 h3
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:49 AM   #10
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Oh okay :/ I don't know then :/ have you got really fine sand? A little tip I found is good with these pumps is to put it on w1 s1 and it moves all your detritus out I do it before a water change and siphon it all out
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I have a mix of fine sand and next size up which i believe was the fiji pink, well first i gotta get this sand lifting problem under control, anyother ideas?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:58 AM   #12
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Maybe just let it be for now it the sand may settle in a spot where the flow won't effect it
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:00 AM   #13
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Ya it did but then i moved the powerhead a lil to see if it would get better but instead it just got worse and now theres a huge bare bottom spot in my tank
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Iv got a spot luckily in the back if my tank where it's bare glass from the power head but I'm not fussed haha
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #15
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Ya mines lefting in the back but really dont want it lifting im trying pointing it at the rocks now more and ima see how that goes
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Yea sweet hopefully it works out
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #17
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Get a inline dimmer for the power supply running a wp25 on my 30 gallon cube that's all I did and it works awesome! Dimmers are cheap and everywhere
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:35 PM   #18
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What about adding more rock to difuse to water movment? But yet again i want to switch out to a sps dominated tank so i kinda need the flow
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