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Old 10-12-2004, 03:34 PM   #1
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Do I have enough circulation in my 55g????

Wondering if I need any additional circulation equipment for my FOWLR setup....

CPR Bakpak2 w/ maxijet 1200
Aquaclear 500 w/ no media in it.

60lbs Fiji LR
50lbs CC
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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Nope...don't count the skimmer. At least 2 more maxi-jets 1200s in the tank.
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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IMO you need 550-660 GPH.
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Old 10-12-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
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So would 2 maxi-jet 1200's or 900's be preferred? Also what does everyone suggest on the placement of these two PH's? ie.. corners, direction of output, etc..
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:21 AM   #5
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In my 55 I have two Aquaclear 50's (actually renamed 402's) in my tank... one on each side pointed towards each other to create a bit of turbulence. I probably still need atleast one more for more flow at the bottom of the tank but haven't gotten that far yet.
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Old 10-13-2004, 06:17 PM   #6
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I think I"m going to go with the Maxijet 1200 & 900. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 10-13-2004, 07:53 PM   #7
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Matt, point them straight so they bounce off the front of the tank this should help with the flow in the bottom....
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Ya the one points kinda forward (and is in the back corner) and the other points backwards and is in the front corner so both hit the glass.
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