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This is a discussion on placement within the Saltwater Aquarium Equipment forums, part of the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums category; --> i have what i believe to be a 46gal bowfront. i purchased 2 powerheads (koralia 600gph) they should be arriving any day now anyways ...

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Old 08-13-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
 
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i have what i believe to be a 46gal bowfront.
i purchased 2 powerheads (koralia 600gph)
they should be arriving any day now
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?
THERES A MILLION POSSIBILITIES!!! :(

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
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
 
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Re: placement

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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.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
 
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hey thanks steve, hopefully they'll be here in the mail friday :D
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:47 AM   #4
 
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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.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:21 AM   #6
 
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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.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:49 AM   #7
 
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your tanks looking good! how do you like mine??
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:56 AM   #8
 
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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...
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:01 AM   #9
 
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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..
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:08 AM   #10
 
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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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