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Old 07-07-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Question Best kind of circulation

So i just bought a maxi-jet 400 multi pump for my 30 gal long, and i noticed that it has all these different configurations, i saw circulator pump, laminuar flow, powerhead, and im slightly confused i thought powerheads were all the same thing? It generates currents in a tank, well im currently using as a circulation pump with my petco powerhead for my tank. Whats the difference between these different types and which one is best for my tank?


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Old 07-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure circulator pumps are meant to create a slow-moving, gentle waterflow, whereas a powerhead is more of a high-speed,rough stream used to create random current

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well thats a directional water jet, which blasts water in one direction, still a circulating pump just its a jet. they work but i had mine suck up and kill two turbo snails, killing one.

i like my koralia power heads, its a nice gental all round flow, a little bulky but not to bad
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