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Old 07-12-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Powerhead Positioning?

Here are my tank dimensions:

50 gal tank 36"x 12.5"x 21.5"

Today I got 2 Odyessa EX 170 powerheads. How should I position them?

Flowrate of 170 GPH?
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Both ends of the tank, facing eachother, seems to be the typical set up. I have a canister filter, so miine are a little different...
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I'm new at this too but from what I've read larger output powerheads seem to be the order of the day.

I have a new 46gal tank with a canister and a HOB filter. I have 2 power heads (AC301 & 401). The 301 is mounted midway down the glass and discharges directly across the back glass and behind the live rock to avoid any stagnation problems in this narrow area. The larger power head is mounted high and discharges diagonally across the center of the tank.

The two filters discharge in two other directions.

If someone has a comment on my PH set-up I'd be interestied in hearing it. Like I said; I'm new to all of this too.
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That sounds good Charlie. Also, you want to have surface movement, for gas exchange and a stable pH.
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