Powerhead placement - tank specific question

André Brasil

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Hello fellow reefers!

Have been consulting this great forum for a few months now, and have been saved from countless erros thanks to it.

I've been strugling with my powerhead placement for some time now. Tried a few setups, but am not very sure about my decision in this regard. My doubts only increased when i made the move to BB.

Here is an image of my tank currently:



And here is a diagram illustrating other relevant info (green boxes are the powerheads, hidden behind the middle rock):



Would love to get some input on what would the best powerhead placement be in your opinion. I am somewhat aware of the general guidelines on the issue, but am having trouble aplying them to my tank.

Its a 50 gallon softy + euplylia tank. Have 2 powerheads of about 3k liters per hour each.

Thanks,

ffoott
 

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Placing them where you have them, especially because it is BB, is probably ok. I would, however, point them both upwards to agitate the water surface. That is where the lion's share of oxygen exchange occurs, so anything you can do to promote more is a good thing.
 
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Well, I am happy with the aesthetical value of my current placement, but I do feel that the detritus in my tank isn't getting suspended for long enough as to my filtration to pick it up...
 

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