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Old 02-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Can anyone make a powerhead recommendation that isn't terribly expensive and would he adequate for a 20 gallon tall tank? I didn't realize it but the one I have in there that I was given is a 1500 O_O
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For what application? If it is a FOWLR tank, you might not need any powerheads, depending on the type of filtration you are using.
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For what application? If it is a FOWLR tank, you might not need any powerheads, depending on the type of filtration you are using.
It is a fowlr tank but only has a HOB filter. Two clowns one purple firefish a goby pistol shrimp pair and two shrimp one blood and one cleaner.
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The HOB is most likely sufficient. What makes you think you need a power head?
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The HOB is most likely sufficient. What makes you think you need a power head?
I'm new and was under the impression you need it so there aren't any dead spots/detritus build up.
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well, if you just want to keep from having dead spots in the tank, it certainly won't hurt to add one. Using your siphon to remove detritus during a water change is ok too. For that size tank, a small power head would be sufficient to eliminate most dead spots. Are you wanting fancy/$$$ or basic/$?

If you want fancy,
Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6025 - Bulk Reef Supply

If you want basic,
Hydor Koralia Nano - Bulk Reef Supply
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well, if you just want to keep from having dead spots in the tank, it certainly won't hurt to add one. Using your siphon to remove detritus during a water change is ok too. For that size tank, a small power head would be sufficient to eliminate most dead spots. Are you wanting fancy/$$$ or basic/$?

If you want fancy,
Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6025 - Bulk Reef Supply

If you want basic,
Hydor Koralia Nano - Bulk Reef Supply
Definitely going to have to go with the basic one. Right now I don't need fancy. Thanks!
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Any time! Post some pics of the tank in the show off forum if you haven't already... we are always interested in seeing folks' setups!
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Any time! Post some pics of the tank in the show off forum if you haven't already... we are always interested in seeing folks' setups!
Ask and ye shall receive. A little bland at the moment but I'm only a month in
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Ask and ye shall receive. A little bland at the moment but I'm only a month in
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