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Old 11-04-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Should I get a powerhead in my maintank?

I have a 50gal tank with a mag 12 pump. I also use a SCWD. I was told that, that would be enough circulation for my water. However should I still get another powerhead for a counter current?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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Sure, the more water movement the better. Do you notice any dead spots?
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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none that I really notice.
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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its up to you then. If no dead spots, you may be good then. But it can't hurt to add one.
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If you have Corals they will appreciate a random flow rather than a laminar one.
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I have a little 20 that didn't have one in it and all my corals and fish were doing fine. then I noticed a little dead spot behind some of the rocks so I added one and did a couple small water changes. It seems like after I added the PH all my corals got a lot more color and bigger. I would say get one.
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If you have corals(like SPS) that need the strong flow than add a powerhead if you feel it's necessary. If you got sofites and LPS you might not need the extra flow.
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cool thanks for the info!
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