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Old 12-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Power heads

I was wondering if anyone has tried the cheap powerheads off eBay? There designed like the hydor koraline brand ones except instead of attaching with a magnet they attach by suction cups. Dishy know if they were worth buying? Thanks
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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A suction cup power head doesn't sound like a high quality product.

Like most of us, there are budgets we try to keep. Buy a used hydor before you buy a suction cup power head. Sometimes buying cheap cost more because you have to replace it.

Just dont buy used heaters, they cause the most problems.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Attached with suction cups means you will be reattaching them frequently after they have come lose and stirred up your sand etc.Definitely go only with the one's that attach with a magnet.
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i do like the aqueon power heads though.
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You can glue a magnet to the suction cup(s), or use a dab of superglue on the suction cup to make it a more permenant (but can come off if needed) solution, provided you know exactly where you want/need it.
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How much flow u recommend for a 55 gal. Mostly mushrooms, soft, polyps, zoes. I have a 800 gph and a 400 gph koralia powerheads. Just doesn't seem to be enough.
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I have a smaller hydor that doesn't have a magnet and is only stuck on with a suction cup. When other things have come off, it still has not.
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How much flow u recommend for a 55 gal. Mostly mushrooms, soft, polyps, zoes. I have a 800 gph and a 400 gph koralia powerheads. Just doesn't seem to be enough.
I'd recommend anywhere between 1500-2000 gph. I have all the corals you listed, plus a bunch of SPS and I run around 2500 at peak times in my tank with no issue to any of the corals. The only coral that was ill-fated from too much flow was a bubble coral.

I had two 750's and it seemed to be good flow for my 54 gallon.
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I'm in the beginning stages of a FOWLR tank and i'm wondering if I need power heads yet?
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You do if you want the tank to be healthy.
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