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Old 01-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Flow not enough?

I have a 90 gallon fowlr currently cycling and a bunch of idk came from my wet dry into the DT and some is settling on the bottom. Only In certain places though. I thought my phs were in good places but maybe not they are two maxi jet 1200s 295 gphClick image for larger version

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Old 01-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Are they the maxijets that are convertible from powerhead to circulation mode? If so run them in circ mode. You should get about 1200gph each.
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How do you convert them??
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #4
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They should have 2 different impellers and other different hardware for the two modes if they are the convertible kind.
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No they aren't convertible
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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Well then you should probably replace them or just add more powerheads. Currently you only have about 6.5x turn over. Not sure what is recommended for FOWLR but I know it's more than that.
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2 x 1500 gph power heads IMO.
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Probably going to get a 600gph and 400gph
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Suit yourself.
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I run two 1400gph koralias in my 90g fowlr and that is the perfect flow for that tank/
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