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Old 03-31-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
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At the LFS last night, they had 2 powerheads running, and the Glass Cats in the tank were very active. I was gonna get them, but someone bought them 3 minutes before my money(parent) arrived . Anyways, I'm now thinking(gasp!) that the Glass Cats in my tank would like a powerhead for some current. So, my question is: Do powerheads need a UGF to work, or can you have them as a standalone without the UGF?
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i run mine without a ugf they just sucked up my baby fish so i have it off at the moment.
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sorry to hear that...

but they will run properly WITHOUT a UGF?
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
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I have a powerhead and no ugf
It seems alright
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Us Salt guys use them ALL THE TIME with no UGF...
I have 3 in my tank and use them for water movement !
Make sure the saftey screen is on them and no sucked up fish !
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yeah I have two I use for water movement in my tall tank. Even when the small fish pick at them, they aren't in any danger of getting "sucked" in. Fry could be another story, but you probably wouldn't have these in a breeding tank?
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:08 AM   #7
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Power heads work great without the ugf. I have two in my 150.
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prob not ina breeding tank.. aside from getting sucked up the fry may not like the strong current
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Old 04-01-2005, 10:40 AM   #9
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I have a powerhead running without a UGF and my powerhead came with a sponge that sticks to where the water gets sucked in. That way there aren't any casualties.
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Some fish really enjoy the currents created by powerheads or return lines. Per Megos1 post, put a sponge on the end and give your fish some fun.

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