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i have had this idea for a while but never did anything with it.

instead of buying a new power head i was thinking about using the outtake from my canister filter(cf 1000) and attaching a ugj system to the end, so it spreads the newly filtered water evenly throughout the tank.

would this work or would it not have enough power to spread it around the tank.

the tank is a standard four footer....43g.
 

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It will work because people have done it. However, the problem is that canister filters really don't have high enough flow rates for it to function as a regular USJ would.. It would mainly just pump the filtered water in at the bottom of the tank instead of at the top and have no effect on moving the detritus toward an intake on a filter.

On a USJ system you want to aim for roughly 100-150gph per jet.
 
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