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Old 11-25-2008, 11:06 PM   #11
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I haven't tried the nozzle spray, but I can say that the spray bar on my filter works perfectly - to perfectly! It's producing to much of a current for my fish! There is an outflow regulator that you can use to adjust it, but mine's broken. I'll be taking Nielanh's advice on connecting 2 spray bars together. I think my fish will be much happier with that!
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:12 PM   #12
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How big is your tank & how deep did you end up running the outlow ? top or lower down ? my tank is 100 gal. and is 5 feet long.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:49 PM   #13
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You can easily offset the filter toward one end or the other of the stand and not worry about keeping the hoses the same length. Given the choice I would make the inlet shorter than the return hose. the inlet relies completely on gravity while the return has the impeller to push the flow through it. I find the spray bar a very nice gentle flow that can be easily directed upward or downward as desired to promote the best flow patterns.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:25 AM   #14
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thanks, i can't wait to get mine up and running
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #15
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My package showed up in the mail today with the extra spray bar and outflow regulator. I decided to try to the 2 spray bar combo first and so far it's looking very good. I can tell it's not a powerful outflow anymore, more of an even stream across about a third of the tank. My smaller fish (Tiger Barbs) appear to be cruising around a bit more. I think they're enjoying not being pushed back by the current! Thanks again for this suggestion!
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