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Old 07-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Powerhead gone crazy

I'm new to this salt water aquariums I just bought a powerless since I'm doing a filter less tank and its making my tank all cloudy I have the power head at the bottom of the tank facing up and to the side an it's still some how making it cloudy it's making me really mad plus I have foam that won't go away
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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I'm new to this salt water aquariums I just bought a powerless since I'm doing a filter less tank and its making my tank all cloudy I have the power head at the bottom of the tank facing up and to the side an it's still some how making it cloudy it's making me really mad plus I have foam that won't go away
what kind of substrate? what size tank and what powerhead? the foam happened on my nano and went away with water changes
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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It's live sand with live rock and its a 40g tank an the power head is a Aquatop Circulating Pump
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what size powerhead did you get? It will tell you the size or (gph) on the box. These powerheads are rated at gallons per hour (gph) and with your 40 gallon tank, a 500-700 gallon per hour (gph) powerhead is recommended and I would think 700 gph would be too much....if your powerhead is within gph range you just need to move it up from the sandbed and point it toward the surface or middle of the tank...If you still have problems you might want to go to a smaller powerhead.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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It's a 256 or something I know it's ablest 250gph
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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I would put the powerhead at the top of the tank. Do you only have one? You may even need one more!
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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No I don't need anymore it's. clouding my tank it's a40g tall
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:17 AM   #8
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Yeah, putting it on the sandbed is your problem, circulation pumps should be high enough to not blow sand around, mine are all near the top with the flow pointing various directions.
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in a 40g you want about 400gph so you would want at least another one of those powerheads. as for placement move it around until it is not disturbing the sand bed
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #10
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I do not need another power head the one I have is to strong for my tank it's at the top of my tank now directly in the middle of the tank and its pushing sand around still and it's just below the water line it's a 40g tall which makes it not as wide as others the power head defiantly moves the water around in gonna try it again once the sand it blew around settles
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