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post #1 of 3 Old 05-27-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cannister + HOB discharge positioning

Hi All,
In a 75 gallon tank, planted, with fancy goldfish, i want to have Canister on one side, say to the right of the aquarium, and a HOB at the left of the aquarium, say to the back, or side. Question is, how should i position the out flow of the cannister (water coming out from the right side towards the length, or water coming out from the length going the lesser distance), and what position should i have the Aquaclear HOB discharging, ie should i have it at the back discharging, or on the left side discharging length wise. I dont want to shake the godfish or plants too much either.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-27-2011, 07:18 PM
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As long as you have flow through the tank (I'd put my canister intake at the end opposite the HOB) I don't think it will make a huge difference. Hard to tell without knowing the model of canister and HOB GPH flow. I'd base the arrangement on the aesthetics also. A HOB hanging on the side may not look particularly appealing. How's it work with your canopy/light setup?

I get why the HOB, I had goldfish and they make a mess. Good luck with plants and goldfish! Mine were always rooting around, I'm not sure they work well with all plants, but I defer to someone else who may know more about that.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-28-2011, 10:31 AM
A gol dern genious (Forest Gump) on here borrowed somebody's water bottle baffle idea. So I tried it for my AC70 HOB - FANTASTIC! Diverts the water laterally across the back of the tank, creating some circulation, but not a river across the top. Just carefully cut the ends off a regular bottled water bottle and slice it down the middle. Position it around the return (mine is even further held in place bu the tank top the light sits on) and you'll be amazed at how well it works.

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