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Old 11-23-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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What size powerhead should I use for my 75 gallon African tank?

I was just wondering how much gph should I be flowing thru my tank. I have the penguin power filter 350 with a couple of decor with airstones.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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What are yyou using it ffor?
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #3
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I was just going to use it strictly for more aeration but I was just asking too if I need to put one in and what size.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
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Since most cichlids are lake fish they don't nneed current. Having said that I have 2 950 gph powerheads in my 150 gallon and they love swimming in it. I use mine to get rid of the dead sspots around my rock. But its personal choice. They never hurt.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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Yes that's what I wasneeding it for for the dead spots. So 2 750gph would be good for mine? Also what brand powerhead do u use?
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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Yeah I'm sure that would be plenty.
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I woulnt use it unless you can hide it well. Powerheads are big an ugly. If it serves no purpose in your tank why bother?
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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Mine serves a huge purpose. Lol its completely necessary for my tank.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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Yeah mine is too...It is my flow...lol from the sump into the tank..But he said he didnt need it so my point is why clutter the tank. He can acheive aeration with airstones...Looks much better too
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #10
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Thanksfor the advice. But I think I need one cuz some of my cichlids like to hang out by the filter and I read that means it needs more oxygen in the tank so I just borrowed my buddies koralia 1400 gph to see how it works and I might get some 750's when I get some money.
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