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Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Circulation

I have a 180g and a vortek mp40.


Where would you place the vortek? I have it
On the far right side about half way Down the tank in the middle of the glass. What's
The best placement
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:57 PM   #2
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Best placement is hard to tell. It will depend on what you have where in your tank such as equipment and decorations.

When setting up my 125gal, I put an airstone in my return line before the return pump (because microbubbles show better), turn it on briefly, then check the bubble flow pattern to make sure I didn't have any dead spots in circulation. If so, adjust the direction/location of circulation pumps and try again.
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Best placement is hard to tell. It will depend on what you have where in your tank such as equipment and decorations.

When setting up my 125gal, I put an airstone in my return line before the return pump (because microbubbles show better), turn it on briefly, then check the bubble flow pattern to make sure I didn't have any dead spots in circulation. If so, adjust the direction/location of circulation pumps and try again.
Nice, thanks for the tip
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One thing I wasn't clear about in my post...

Make sure you briefly open the air valve THEN CLOSE IT.
You want just a small burst of bubbles to watch your flow pattern.
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