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post #11 of 13 Old 02-07-2013, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
Yeah I understand. I am bad about not giving enough details. But I was thinking about modifying my spray bar. Drilling some More holes into it. So i don't have any dead spots. I have already noticed the BGA coming back. And after talking to Byron. And doing research if i modify my spray bar so it sprays not just in one direction but also in another maybe that will help kill the dead spots in my tank. any suggestions on that? This BGA is relentless.
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post #12 of 13 Old 02-07-2013, 10:29 AM
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I use the stock output which is a single directional thing with a pair of baffles that divide the flow into two. I point it at the front glass (just off 90 degrees) and it creates very slow swirls rotating opposite each other in each half of the tank. I might suggest that if dead water spots are your concern, just get the whole volume moving in the same direction and see what happens.

I was considering fabricating a spray bar next month to reduce my flow but I am seeing reasons to not do so... this may just be another example... or I might do a vertical bar rather than horizontal to provide small rotational movement throughout the vertical water column. The horizontal seems to leave the water too still.


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post #13 of 13 Old 02-07-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
Yeah I could do it horizontal. that might be better. my spray bar has two sections. I am only using one. so if i did it horizontal I can get two directions to reduce dead spots. I just wish I could figure out why this BGA is coming back, I mean I cleaned as much of it as i could. and clean all the dead plant matter out of it. that it had killed. So we will keep doing daily water changes until i get the Nitrite back to normal. and get the BGA under control.
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