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Old 06-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Power head or circulation pump

Is there any difference and which one would be better for a saltwater tank I like the look of circulation pumps
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I vote Koralia circulation pumps. The magnet it has is worth the price alone!
well, in my opinion anyways.
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I vote Koralia circulation pumps. The magnet it has is worth the price alone!
well, in my opinion anyways.
But is there any difference then a power head
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yep. A power head sucks in the water and then sprays it while a circulation pump has a small fan like thing that pulls in water and moves it. Hope I explained it ok. Just look at the two items online, you'll be able to see what I'm talking about.
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yep. A power head sucks in the water and then sprays it while a circulation pump has a small fan like thing that pulls in water and moves it. Hope I explained it ok. Just look at the two items online, you'll be able to see what I'm talking about.
Ok thank you I just bought a 55 gallon FOWLR that had been astablished for a year and it had 2 power head one is broke and I feel like the other one is about to break but I bought a canister filter for it and protein skimmer
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Oh OK. I really like the koralia's cause of the magnet, there are other good pumps but the suction cups I;ve found don't always hold it and it sucks to have to put your arm in and reattach it. LOL
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+1 on the koralia's and lots of 'em
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Oh OK. I really like the koralia's cause of the magnet, there are other good pumps but the suction cups I;ve found don't always hold it and it sucks to have to put your arm in and reattach it. LOL
Yeah that sounds nice I'll check them out buy I'm kinda on a budget do you know how much power I would need
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How big is your tank?
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How big is your tank?
55 gallons and I have I think 50 lbs of live rock not sure on exact weight
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