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Anybody else change the direction of outlet on a regular basis?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by jimmyjam923, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. jimmyjam923

    jimmyjam923 New Member

    Jul 7, 2019
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    I started thinking about the flow of water in my 75 and where i normally get detritus building up so i started turning the outlet on my canister filter either a couple hours before or the day before i do a water change and it definitely stirs some small particles up and it appears that the filters (canister and HOB) intake is picking up quite a bit of it as im really vacuuming very little each week. Just wondering if anyone else does this

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  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    I used to have power heads on timers in some of my tanks. I kept Galaxias and rainbowfish and they spend some time swimming into currents. So I had a couple of power heads in each tank and they came on for an hour, several times a day. When both pumps were running at the same time, they created a lot of movement in the tank and anything that wasn't stuck in the substrate was stirred up pretty well.

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