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Old 04-11-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Powerhead or airstone?

Which do you prefer? I'd like some pros and cons for both. Thanks AA!
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I hate bubbles it looks unnatural to me so id go with the.power head
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I know this a noob question but what is the point of a Powerhead in a fw tank?
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I know this a noob question but what is the point of a Powerhead in a fw tank?
Well some fish like more current kinda like corals in saltwater. Is it a waste of money for the fish? Probably because they don't have to have it. But it does help move debris around on the bottom of a tank so that the filters can pick it up. They will also create more surface movement for better gas and oxygen exchange. That is all an air stone does it makes surface movement and adds the looks of bubbles.
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my ciclids love the water moving
plus never liked the bubbles
circulates the water more also
both my 2 fresh
and my 3 salt
all have power heads
plus I keep them hidden behind rocks or plants
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I have airstones

I have never seen the point in power heads ok so they move water but you may as well use a internal filter with a defuser then at least you or getting the benefit of extra filteraton
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Well some fish like more current kinda like corals in saltwater. Is it a waste of money for the fish? Probably because they don't have to have it. But it does help move debris around on the bottom of a tank so that the filters can pick it up. They will also create more surface movement for better gas and oxygen exchange. That is all an air stone does it makes surface movement and adds the looks of bubbles.
That's a pretty good purpose for a Powerhead. I'm not even sure where I'd place the air stone. A Powerhead just sits on the side of an aquarium.

What kind of Powerhead would be good for a 50 gallon?
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my ciclids love the water moving
plus never liked the bubbles
circulates the water more also
both my 2 fresh
and my 3 salt
all have power heads
plus I keep them hidden behind rocks or plants
Is it better to place them on the bottom or the top?
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That's a pretty good purpose for a Powerhead. I'm not even sure where I'd place the air stone. A Powerhead just sits on the side of an aquarium.

What kind of Powerhead would be good for a 50 gallon?
Wherever you can stick it. If you seen my tank you wouldn't even know they was there, I put a lot of thought into them.
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I haven't put of a lot thought into it. I actually don't mind the look of Powerheads
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