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post #1 of 8 Old 08-12-2012, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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internal filter positioning

I dunno if its worth the ask but im on here so i will ask anyways, i have a 4ft tank and for now i have 2x 1200L/H internal filters, now what would be the most beneficial position to place each filter? does it matter?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-12-2012, 07:09 PM
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With one it's best to put it towards the middle.. with two, I'd probably try to space them out so they're about where each 1/3 of the tank is for even filtering.. probably not crucial. It's good to have one by the heater to circulate the heated water.
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With one it's best to put it towards the middle.. with two, I'd probably try to space them out so they're about where each 1/3 of the tank is for even filtering.. probably not crucial. It's good to have one by the heater to circulate the heated water.
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dont 100% understand, on the side of tank in middle aiming towards middle of tank? i have 2 on the right side next to each other, thinking of putting 1 o either end
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Sorry... what I'm trying to say if you were to divide the tank into thirds drawing lines down the glass, I would put the filters approximately where those lines are for optimal circulation. Does that make more sense? Certainly doesn't have to be exact.. I have my filter left of the middle hidden behind some drift wood.
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If you want the best circulation/filtration, put one in the front corner and the other in the back corner on the other side. The front one should push water across the front of the tank, and the back one across the back, creating a circular flow in the tank.

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If you want the best circulation/filtration, put one in the front corner and the other in the back corner on the other side. The front one should push water across the front of the tank, and the back one across the back, creating a circular flow in the tank.
brilliant idea jaysee will do that right now :) the whirlpool type effect correct?
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Yes exactly. That's how all my tanks are set up. The fish much prefer that kind of a current versus the crazy stuff you get when the water flow is directed straight into the glass.

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Yes exactly. That's how all my tanks are set up. The fish much prefer that kind of a current versus the crazy stuff you get when the water flow is directed straight into the glass.
done it n my fish are alot more calm swimming around now :)
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