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Old 03-30-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Powersweep powerheads?

Any experience with these Powersweep powerheads? they rotate and therefore the current changes. Sounds good. Any negatives? TIA.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Most people don't like them. They normally stop the seewp motion after a short time. I have one that I have never cleaned and it still sweeps after 1+ years of operation.

That being said, theyare bulky and the flow is on the low side. Some maxijets and a wavetimer or knock off can give you a more reliable method for changes in water movement.
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I have had poor luck with mine. They move less water than equivlent non moving powerheads and the rotation device would stop working after a short period of time and would require the PH to be disassembled and cleaned before it would sweep again.
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My first two stopped working after only a few weeks. I have sinced swithed to Maxi-jets in my main. I still use one powersweep in the container that I mix SW in and it is still sweeping.
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Ditto on the sweeping motion stopping after a period of time without regular maintenance. Go with the maxi-jets, you can't go wrong.
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Same here. I have two that must be cleaned every third week to keep sweeping.

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wow thats funny i dont have any problems with mine....it has been on going never cleaned for 4 months...i like it...but sounds like i may be lucky 8)



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three out of three were bad after weeks. Won't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
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