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Old 12-28-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi, ive had my 55gal tank set up for well over a month now, ive got a few fish, 3 clown, yellow tank, foxface rabbit, which are all doing wonderful. my water is all good salinty and stuff, but im used to my freshwater tank needing airstones for proper aeration, should i use a powerhead to achieve better airation or are my filters good enough? ive got a whisper biobag, and a aquaclear.

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In saltwater its nearly impossible to have to much water flow. The tang will benifit from additional waterflow as they are strong swimmers and will enjoy a stronger current. If the only thing you have are the gwo hang on filters I would suggest a pair of maxijet 1200's or a pair of hagen power heads. Shoot for something that does 250-350GPH each. Position them in the back corners blowing toward the front middle. You want a good ripples all over the top of the water surface.

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Your tank will get extra airation from the aggitated water surface that Mr fishfreek was talking about.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:34 PM   #4
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IMO look into 2 seio 820's or other power heads.

Position them at opposing back corners and point them to the center of the front glass
75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
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