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Old 07-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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Benefits of a power head...

What are they? It will be in a 55g planted aquarium housing angels, gourami, cories, and a school of something undecided...
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Powerheads basically moves water. Add it to your tank to increase the current. Some tanks have dead areas where there is no current. Put a powerhead into those tanks for circulating the whole tank. Circulating the whole tank is good for big messy fish and important for saltwater tanks (live rocks and corals).
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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I have a 55g with the Aqueon 55/75 rated for up to 90g. My water moves pretty good better when the power head is on. Will angels and gouramis be ok with this kind of current?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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If they are not struggling to swim, then you are ok.
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I love my power head in my 75g African tank and so do the fish. It helps move water and keeps debris from settling on the bottom.
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So convict I have my filter towards the right side of my tank right now and I put the power head in the left lower corner. Does that sound about right?? I'm sorry if that's a silly question! I've never had to wonder if I needed it:/ it came with the tank I bought...
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So convict I have my filter towards the right side of my tank right now and I put the power head in the left lower corner. Does that sound about right?? I'm sorry if that's a silly question! I've never had to wonder if I needed it:/ it came with the tank I bought...
Sounds good. I have mine the same way. Power head on left filter intake more to the right. My power head is angled to have the center of the glass front.
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