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Old 10-19-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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Rotating Powerheads

do these work well, and if so, what is the best kind?
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the Power Sweep? I have used it before and it did okay. It stoped rotating every now and again and needed a good cleaning to work properly. I have since switched to the maxi-jets and am much happier with those.
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oh, so should i just stick with the maxi-jets? i like the idea that the power sweep moves around and gets more water movement.
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i had a pwer sweep also, and it too often got stuck, little pieces of cc can cause it to stop. I believe there are some other brands out there that rotate i would look around.
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wait, do the maxi jets rotate too?
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wait, do the maxi jets rotate too?
No.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:41 PM   #7
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You can mod a maxijet to switch direction with a wavetimer. It changes the direction that the impellar spins each time it goes off and on.
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I presume you are talking about these?

http://www.shop-coralgarden.co.uk/pr...roducts_id=493

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Not what I was talking about. I have seen those though. I will see if I can find the link...
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Here you go

http://www.geocities.com/nivenboug/Cutmaxijets.html
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