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onefish2fish 08-13-2008 10:57 PM

i have what i believe to be a 46gal bowfront.
i purchased 2 powerheads (koralia 600gph)
they should be arriving any day now :roll:
anyways my question is - WHERES THE BEST PLACE TO PUT THEM?
2 at the top on the side?
1 at top 1 at bottom on the side?
2 at top on either sides?
1 at top on one side, 1 at bottom on other side?
2 at top on back wall?
2 at bottom on back wall?
1 at top, 1 at bottom on back wall?
1 at top back wall one at top side wall?
1 at top back wall one at bottom side wall?

and should they be directly aim on my rocks or the water circulation in the tank will be enough?

thank you to everyone involved. :D

SKAustin 08-14-2008 01:14 PM

Re: placement

Originally Posted by onefish2fish
2 at top on either sides?

This will probably be your best option, having them point somewhat towards each other so that their flows collide. This will give a bit of a wave like motion to the flow throughout the tank.

Ultimately, you will want to have the powerheads placed, and directed in a manner that will produce the desired flow throughout the tank.

onefish2fish 08-14-2008 10:48 PM

hey thanks steve, hopefully they'll be here in the mail friday :D

SKAustin 08-15-2008 07:47 AM

Glad to help. Let us know how you make out. And let me know how you like those Koralia 2's. I was looking at the same things (2's or possibly 3's) to replace the AquaClear 50's I currently have.

onefish2fish 08-15-2008 10:15 PM

ok im pissed i didnt spend the extra $5 each on the koralia's to get pump #3s. this would have given me 250 more gallons per hour each. i have a 46gallon bow front and i guess the #2s are sufficient( the waters moving, just not very fast ), just wish i bought the next pump size up.

wake49 08-16-2008 07:21 AM

I have a 46 gallon bow and I bought the Koralia 3. I used just one in my tank, and along with the filter output I get great movement. I haved it placed about 3/4 of the way to the left, and about 2/3 of the way up the tank. I have it pointed at the opposite corner, and there isn't a dead spot in the tank! I love this powerhead.

I included a pic.

onefish2fish 08-16-2008 07:49 AM

your tanks looking good! how do you like mine?? :lol:

wake49 08-16-2008 07:56 AM

Looking good! What are you planning on using for substrate? I use live sand and had to be careful not to point the powerhead at it, because I kept getting a bald spot in the sand...

onefish2fish 08-16-2008 08:01 AM

i have 2 bags of live sand, 1x 40lb bag and 1x 20lb bag of ocean direct caribean live sand = total of 60lbs live sand
it came in the mail yesterday and im probally going to get it into the tank today, i just want to go to home depot and get a piece of eggcrate tile to put down first ( lowes didnt have any ) and maybe a few pounds of live rock today to..

wake49 08-16-2008 08:08 AM

I think you will notice more movement once you get some inhabinants in there. What are you planning on? FOWLR or Reef?

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