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Old 11-22-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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I picked up a free aquaclear 802 powerhead.My question;Is it used for undergravel filters or can I use it to aid with water circulation and movement only.It also can be used as a filter too.Or should i go with 2x maxi jet 1200.Whats your theory on this.I tested it in my 75 gallon fresh and it kicks butt.It may be too stong of a current.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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Maxijets are good powerheads. All powerheads are useable for circulation, usualy by detaching a few parts/attaching the strainer. I don't argue with free.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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My main question is will it be ok for a 55 gallon salt for movement.Or will it be too much.It really is blowing my plants around in the 75 gallon fresh.The fish love it.lol
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:37 PM   #4
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You want at least 10x water turnover per hour, that powerhead puts out ~400gph from what I can tell, so its a good start

I'm running a Seio M620 with a maxijet 1200 plus the sump return (I haven't figured out the GPH since adding the chiller to the return, but its dropped somewhat from the pumps rated 800hph)
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:43 PM   #5
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Yea 400GPH.So with a 55 gallon i need to be around 550gph.Should i put a filter on that powerhead.They have an option for that.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:57 PM   #6
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On my55 tank i have 2 maxijet 1200's and i was thinking of even throwing in a 3rd and a wavemaker.
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You got a link to the wavemaker so I can take a look at it.
Matt a question,how long does your biowheel goes before changing filters
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Here's a link to some wave makers- here
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