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Old 01-11-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Hi all! New member and looking to LEARN! As a teenager I was big in aquariums. I bred angel fish and beta's with great sucess and no training. I had no idea about water condition or even bio. I really dont know how i did it. I have just set up a 55 gal. tank with live plants. Getting the water right and a bio system going. No fish yet. I have a 70 gal. power filter. Is a Powerhead an advantage??? Any advice is greatly appriciated!!!!! Thanks! John
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hey, welcome John! Have you read anything about fishless cycling? It's a great way to get your tank ready.
Here's a great article:
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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Is it a power head or filter? I have never personally used a power head in fresh, salt yes. If its a filter I always try to way over do it you can never be to safe. Lol
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I am doing a fishless cycle. I have been doing alot of research. The power head is not a filter. It just moves water. It came with the tank. This used to be a salt water tank. Just wondering if it is any benefit
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I don't use them like I said above just cause I can't stand to see all the filter tubes and what not in my tank. I would personally say no in my case but yours you may want one if your not circulating enough water.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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You should be circulating like 330 gal. Per hour or so for fresh.
I hope that I helped and the link she posted above is a good way to start. Hope it all goes well
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Welcome John! Thanks for joining.
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