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spray bars - best way to aim them
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: spray bars - best way to aim them
- From: Joe Reiter <jreiter at bigfoot_com>
- Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 15:32:48 -0700
- References: <200207091948.g69Jm1E21004 at acme_actwin.com>
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My current setup involves utilizes a spray bar for the canister filter
output. I find that if I aim the spray bar straight or pointed upwards,
I got a lot of surface agitation which will dump off a lot of my CO2
which I inject. But if I aim the spray downwards a bit, it causes a lot
of chaos with the plants that are in it's path.
My question is how to properly aim this spray bar in a heavily planted
tank. Is all that agitation of the plants okay for them? I know that
water movement throughout a tank is good, of course, but this just seems
like a bit much. The plants in the path of the spray bar really get
agitated quite a bit. Is this something I just have to live with, or is
there some secret to the placement of a spray bar?
Alternatively, would it be better for me to remove the spray bar and
hook up a different type of output? It seems that with the right type
of output I could aim it a bit better so that it wouldn't agitate the
plants so much.