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Old 08-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Powerheads?

Should I use a power head in my planted tank? If i do so I have to connect it to something or not? Also some power heads can also me circulators which one is better?
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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Hello I need help deciding on my power head if i should get one
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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How big is your tank? I have a forty gallon with two Koralia Nano 240's. Somewhat overkill but I had an issue with BBA so I was trying to eliminate all factors of its propagation.
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Never seen the point in a power head


It's best to use a small internal filter you get the same results as a power head and the bonus of more filtration

A internal filter is great at polishing the waterv

A internal and canister is the best option in my eyes
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #6
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Never seen the point in a power head

It's best to use a small internal filter you get the same results as a power head and the bonus of more filtration

A internal filter is great at polishing the waterv

A internal and canister is the best option in my eyes
Yeah but that's extra bulk for no reason. The nanos are about the size of an egg. The purpose of a powerhead is to disperse the nutrients throughout the tank and eliminate dead spots. In a planted tank they are sometimes necessary, but a regular tank it holds little significance.
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My tank is 55 gallons do I need to hook the power head up to anything?
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Yeah but that's extra bulk for no reason. The nanos are about the size of an egg. The purpose of a powerhead is to disperse the nutrients throughout the tank and eliminate dead spots. In a planted tank they are sometimes necessary, but a regular tank it holds little significance.
So the same thing a internal filter does but with polishing the water

So a power head is a waste of time and electric

Internal filters are not that big

And surely something the size of a egg will get clogged up fast in a planted tank one leaf will slow it right down
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