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Old 01-06-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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power head placement

So I have 2 Aqueon 700 powerheads in my 55gal tank and I have them on each end of the tank, one on the front corner on one in the back, they are pointed at angles tward the oppisite walls to create like at circular current. Is this a food flow pattern or should i change this?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of circular motion personally, as I don't feel it's random enough. I have mine at opposite ends facing each other but only at a moderate difference in height... I also have a third in the middle to shake things up a bit...

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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I have a third I could put in bit it's huge lol, is more random better?

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Yes more random the better, think about the ocean...
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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Ya that's true, like I said before I have to the 2 700's I have a 1250 that I have laying around how do you think I should set my power heads up?
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I would use all 3... I have a 1400, 550, and 450 in my 55... My 1400 is on the far right side (same as
the heater to help keep temp consistent) 550 on far left, and 450 in the middle...
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I would take that one on the bottom left and put it right in the middle of the tank facing up to give some surface agitation.. Here's how mine is..

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So the big one in the middle pointing up what about the smaller one
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So the big one in the middle pointing up what about the smaller one
Oh that's the bigger one? I would do a smaller one in the center, and the big one on a corner facing the opposite corner, and then do the same thing with the other small one but on the opposite side from the big one...
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