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Old 11-27-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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Powerhead Question

I bought a power head made by zoomed called POWERSWEEP. The head moves back and forth and creates a great wave action. I am hoping with the added circulation I would be able to keep some corals or some anemones. My question is that the powerhead came with a air intake attachment. I have the powerhead on full power about 200GPH. Should i put the air intake on?
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Just make sure to clean the powerhead monthly or the rotating device tends to stop. A short soak in vinegar every month will help it stay free.
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I am using the same PH. I think the fishies like the sweeping current. My Chromis plays in it and chases the current.
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Do you guys put that PH in the middle or in the corner of your tanks?
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I have three, one at each end and one in the middle.
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I have it in the corner the same corner where the overflow goes into the tank from the HOB filter. Will the circulation help any corals I might want to buy in the future?
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According to the species of coral, how much circulation you need.
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Just make sure to clean the powerhead monthly or the rotating device tends to stop. A short soak in vinegar every month will help it stay free

It's real easy to take apart and clean the gears, take about 5 min. I have one also.
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