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Old 05-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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Spray bar position

Hi all, I am wanting to turn my spray bar from horizontal to vertical. I am thinking of taking the hard plastic brace off and replacing it with a hose clamp. The spray bar is too obtrusive and the only place I can put the filter limits the length of hose to the tank. Does anyone have any tips?
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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I too didn't like my spray bar against the back wall shooting to the front, so I took the spare tube cut it down and turned the SB 90 degrees and have it spraying the length of the tank (right side to left side). I like the flow it's producing much better and feel it's circulating the water much better.

As for going to a vertical position, that's an interesting idea and if you do try it, it'd be great to get some feedback on how it works.
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You could just remove it and have the return be a little jet. Point it at the back wall if you wish to break the flow up some.
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I appreciate the words. I am going to try the side of the tank at 90 degrees first. I will definitely let you know if it works. I'm a little worried about the hose clamp though.
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i have my spray bar on the left side wall of the tank right below the water surface spraying straight across the top (slightly up)... works out great for me.

i also have a power head on the opposite (right) side wall pointed diagonally to the bottom left.... hope my drawing helps!


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Old 05-17-2011, 11:15 AM   #6
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i have my spray bar on the left side wall of the tank right below the water surface spraying straight across the top (slightly up)... works out great for me.

i also have a power head on the opposite (right) side wall pointed diagonally to the bottom left.... hope my drawing helps!
That's a great idea, I like the cross current method. Thanks for the pic!
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i have my spray bar on the left side wall of the tank right below the water surface spraying straight across the top (slightly up)... works out great for me.

i also have a power head on the opposite (right) side wall pointed diagonally to the bottom left.... hope my drawing helps!
I have my SB the same way (opposite side of tank) and I like the PH cross flow idea too, so +1 for that suggestion .
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got so carried away with making my drawing.. i forgot to mention the PH is on a timer and kicks ON as soon as the lights turn off... and it turns off about an hour after the lights turn on...

it also has a snorkel to help draw some air into the water column...
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I like the air line idea. +1
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