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Old 03-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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when using 2 filters, placement of each intake and outtake

HI, Setting up new fluval fx5, will keep current cascade 1000 as well. 100 gal-question on the placement of filters, intake and outtake for each? I have spray bar on cascade, with intake on on opposite end of it. I assume I should have intake on both ends not sure what to do on flow or if it even matters. Just want to get the best out of both filters. Any suggestions?

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I have intakes at the two back corners, and my returns toward the center back, with spraybar facing from back to front on my 55 gallon.

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Placing the outflow on opposite ends, aimed towards each other would create a mildly turbulent area in the middle, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Personally, I would place a filter intake on each end, about 1/4 to 1/3 from the outer edge. That would pull the water in from almost all areas of the tank. Then I would aim the outputs as I described. That would probably create all kinds of water movement in the whole tank.

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I have my spray bars and intakes placed at opposite ends of the tank. This helps create optimal circulation.

For your situation, I would place the intakes in the corners with the FX5 return in one corner and the cascade spray bar in the middle of the tank.
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