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Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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After doing a lot of reading around about modifying the FX5 nozzle output it's really not a viable idea in my mind. Unless I just haven't read the right stuff. Because I do not want to use the standard output on it. 2 way multi-directional is such a pain to get it right to create proper flow around the tank without a corner having a whirlwind of flow and the other side kinda slow.

Please educate or direct me where I can find how to do that or tell me the next best option for a new canister

Eheims I see a TON of with spray bars and I'd rather have a spray bar on my new 120 (48x24x24) that I'm nearly done building the stand and canopy for. Trying to achieve good volume of filtration with a lower points of high flow areas. I'm really set on either discus or angels. And if I give up on setting things up perfect and going with a lightly planted tank, then I'll just drop a lot and go simple and awesome. Peacock bass.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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i made a new intake and a spraybar as well for my FX5 using PVC pipe...a little tricky but pretty doable...
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
i made a new intake and a spraybar as well for my FX5 using PVC pipe...a little tricky but pretty doable...
Excellent. Give me some measurements and such so I can replicate.

How long have you had it like that on your FX5, because I fear back pressure problems with how much gph it puts out.
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