Water flow

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  1. johanvanpe

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    Is it possible to have 2 "outflows" in the bottom of your tank and return them directly to your thank again via a spraybar or something. If its possible, any good suggestions to camo them? Just to ad extra water movement to tank. It will not interfear with the original overflow to the sump.
     
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    Sounds like a closed loop system

    Do a search for CLS ;)
     
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    Yip, I did... only talk about returning water at the bottom, what the hack going to try it, if not working so be it. THANKS for the prompt reply. Only 7 days to go then i can start setting up
     
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    Good Luck dude, CLS are great for system as you get flow where most powerheads can't :)
     
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    Cool! Warr - you "on the ball"!!! WOW man! Thanks..... Johan - yes - this is exactly what you are looking for....
    You can place the "outlets ANYWHERE you want, as long as it does not suck air.

    A closed loop system works on a vacuum basis.... and have a pump that sucks the water from the tank, and pushes it back into the tank via a system of plumbing.... with x amount of outlets.... the number of outlets depends on how strong your pump is....
     
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    So its ok even when your water return it will flow up between your LFR?
     
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    Not sure what LFR is, but if it is Live Rock yes.

    Remember a CLS is exactly that, closed. The water won't go to your filtration, skimmer DSB etc. This would still be handle buy your overflow and return plumbing.
     
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    That's fine, have a look here at Moz's tank, he wants to do a similar idea, see all the holes in the bottom of the tank.
    Proposed New Setup - Comments, Advice? - Members Systems and Setups

    You'll just have to protect the inlets so that fish etc. don't get sucked in.
     
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