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Old 07-20-2005, 09:16 AM   #1
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water movement

Right now in my tank I have a power sweep power head. I am going to get a maxi jet 1200 this weekend. My question is...I run a Fluval 304 and I am wondering that instead of buying 2 power heads, does the output of the Fluval count as a power head? I figure that the Fluval 304 is 260 gph, and a Maxi Jet 1200 is 295 gph, that would give 10x turnover rate, plus the power sweep which is undersized anyways. I just use that to move water around the bottom.

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55 gal cycling. Will be FOWLR.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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Yes, the Fluval counts for circulation. Its really only stuff like protein skimmers that don't count, since their return is so slow compared to the gph of the pump/powerhead running it.
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