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Placing my Circulation Pump


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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I am just starting up my first tank its a sixty five gallon tank. Its been full and running for four days and have just been picking up extra things as Ive been going. So right now all I have in my tank is my substrate my heater my water I made, my heater, and my intake and out put from my new Fluval g3. I picked up a Marineland Maxi-Jet 600 at the store today because i figured i would need one sooner or later and it would help circulate the Biozyme and stuff to help get my biological filter going. This pump comes with many attachments so I can make it into a couple different things but I have it as the circulation fan I wanted it as right now. My question is where is good placement for it i currently have it on my tank wall blowing the length of my tank but a couple inches away in my intake for my g3 should it be in another spot I thought this spot would be good because its on the opposite side of my output so its not all going in similar directions but i worry its taking from my intake because its blowing the opposite way?

    Interested in and Appreciate any info anyone wants to give I am in no rush and i plan on taking my time cycling my tank.

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    You could attach it to the back wall, blowing forward. Thus causing a cross current. Just experiment with it, you'll find what works best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    You could attach it to the back wall, blowing forward. Thus causing a cross current. Just experiment with it, you'll find what works best for you.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I also have a question can there be to strong of a current my tanks been cycling for two weeks now and I picked up some live rock and some green chromis yesterday one wasnt doing good from the start and now they both seem to be struggling and close to dying the guys at my lfs said that I didn't have to worry about it being to strong. What is your opinion?
    My water wasn't perfect but I don't think it was that bad when I tested it.

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