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Old 07-27-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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Under gravel jet system question.

I'm building an underwater gravel jet system. I have an Aqueon 3000630 GPHModel 1.
How many jets can I add to my system for the 630 GPH pump and still get an effective out flow for my 75 gallon tank?

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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Depends on where you place the openings. I thought about that sort of setup when I used gravel for substrates, but went with a reverse-flow UG filter instead. Kept pretty much all the debris from settling in the substrate, it was picked up by the prefilters on the powerheads (1 on each plate).
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Well that didn't help. Thanks anyway I guess.
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Where are you wanting to direct the water flow? Will there be a hob or canister filter intake in one corner of the tank? The idea of the jets is to move debris toward a pickup or collection point rather than settling into the gravel. How much flow and from where will depend on how the tank is set up and scaped.
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I'm using a Fluval 406. Also there is a huge sponge filter going on the intake of the submersible pump.
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