Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-03-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: west virginia
Posts: 113
power head placement

I just received 2 maxi-jet 400 powerheads for my 30 gallon tank. I put one in the right/rear corner and one in the left/rear corner. I pointed them towards the oppisite front corners. I pointed the outflows slightly upwards. The outflows are about 5" below the water surface. Did I do this correctly? Should I leave them on 24/7? It just seems like alot of water movement in my tank now. Maybe I'm just not used to it yet. Whats your opinions?

stumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2004, 03:00 AM   #2
Posts: n/a
The PH's together are just slightly over 200 GPH. For that size tank it is actually still low if the 2 maxi's are the only thing moving water in your tank. The appearance might seem brisk due to the surface movement but the overall effect should not be a concern. I would leave them running 24/7 unless it's causing problems with fish swimming or coral irritation. Different angles or raising them higher might solve some issues if any.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2004, 10:53 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
THe key is to try to get nice random currents in the tank. Usually this is acheved by having powerheads at opposition to eachother. Th epoint there the two currents meet they will produce a random set of currents.
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote

power head

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Head placement HappyHooligan Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 11-05-2009 01:24 PM
Question about power head placement NateNBeckie General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 07-25-2005 04:52 PM
best placement for power heads? copi Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 02-19-2005 01:35 PM
Power head placement saberry Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 07-01-2004 11:45 PM
Power Head Placement kwan Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 10 04-15-2004 09:20 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.