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Old 02-26-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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Maxi Jet vs Hydor Powerheads

I have a question on the new style Hydor Powerheads, are they better than the old style Maxi Jet Powerheads??
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
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The Hydors are great, they have a wide flow and it makes for great currents. I had 2 maxijet 1200's running in my tank and they just kinda blew a straight stream of water really hard (think underwater hose gun). I switched them out for two Koralia 3's and haven't looked back. The fish seem to like them alot better too. Maxijets do have thier uses though. I put one of them on a wavetimer to shoot behind my rocks every 2-3 minutes to get rid of the dead spots.
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Awesome!! I have 2 of these Maxi Jet 160gph Pumps, 1 on each end.. So would it be a good idea to buy one of the Hydor Powerheads for the one end thats not getting flow?? The other end has the 2 outlets for the filtration, and maybe just put 1 or both of the Maxi Jets behind my rocks?? Would 1 be sufficient or 1 for each end?? Thanks for the info
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Using the maxi's to flow behind the rocks will be great and with the Hydor providing flow for the rest of the tank that should be fine.
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I have 2 modded (Sureflow) Maxi1200's with the 2100 GPH prop and 2 Koralia 4's in my 125. With the mod the Maxi's put out a wider flow than stocl, but it's much stronger. The Koralias are strong with a wide flow. Add the magnet kit to the sureflow and it must cost more than a new Koralia, so for brand new I would go with the Koralia.
I'm thinking of getting the new models that can be used with a wavemaker.
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