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post #11 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! :)

I've been having problems keeping the pennywort under the light when I leave it floating.. Not sure if I should raise the light at all, cause it's already so far from the substrate already.

I may need to move the direction the spray bar is pointed.. I've got it pointed out and slightly up, which creates a bit of a current flowing down the front of the tank.

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post #12 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 04:23 PM
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Thank you! :)

I've been having problems keeping the pennywort under the light when I leave it floating.. Not sure if I should raise the light at all, cause it's already so far from the substrate already.

I may need to move the direction the spray bar is pointed.. I've got it pointed out and slightly up, which creates a bit of a current flowing down the front of the tank.
I'm assuming from the photos that the spraybar has to be where it is, correct? If so, I would adjust the holes to face the back wall and slightly down, so the water flow is into the back wall and down. This is much better for a couple of reasons.

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post #13 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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It doesn't have to be.. Though I can't really move it much deeper than that.
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I mounted my spraybar vertically and it has holes on either side so it directs the flow out along the back and around the front. This keeps all the floaters together in the center nicely and I have duckweed mixed in with my pennywort and other floating plants. The surface is fairly still but it moves enough to coral the plants.

It's also made out of soaker hose which further serves to reduce the intensity of the water flow.

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post #15 of 15 Old 05-27-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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I could do that too I think..

I do have a small sponge filter running in the left corner that provides some movement at the surface. I have that running in case I need to set up a hospital tank. I've been debating on where to out everything. I know having things close to the center is usually best.. If I put the spray bar vertically I could move the heater and intake closer to the center.
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