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Old 08-28-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Which powerhead?

I'm looking for a powerhead for my flatback hex build to recreate a swift moving creek biotope. Anyone have any suggestions? The tank is about 67" long and 9" wide.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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I would recommend the AquaClear Powerhead. It works really well for my tank, has nice adjust-ability and quality.
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Any size in particular? I've seen a couple of 50s for sale locally.
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I have the aquaclear 30 on my 40 breeder. I only run it about 50 percent the flow is so strong, I would buy a new one over and over.
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I personally didn't like the Aquaclear's they seemed cheaply built and the I've ha a few fail where I had to take the plastic housing off to get the propeller to move then put the hoisin back on, I went through 3 of those.

My suggestion solely based on my experience is to go with the koralia's you can go with a nano or go one step up.

Again this was just my experience and it wasn't pleasant.
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To each his own I suppose, I've had mine which was used and is running strong at 5 months.
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To each his own I suppose, I've had mine which was used and is running strong at 5 months.
Yup! Maybe just bad luck in my part but I was in the LPS all time returning them, got to the point where I just ordered a koralia and never had any issues. I like the magnet also...
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Yup! Maybe just bad luck in my part but I was in the LPS all time returning them, got to the point where I just ordered a koralia and never had any issues. I like the magnet also...
Have you recently seen that fluvial bought aquaclear?
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Have you recently seen that fluvial bought aquaclear?
Yea I saw that, with my AC110 I can't but just the sponge at the LFS anymore. Now it's a whole kit sponge, 2 bags of carbon and 2 bags of bio media. Maybe the power heads are better now, I like Fluval I have a fx5 and I'm very happy with it.
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Yea I saw that, with my AC110 I can't but just the sponge at the LFS anymore. Now it's a whole kit sponge, 2 bags of carbon and 2 bags of bio media. Maybe the power heads are better now, I like Fluval I have a fx5 and I'm very happy with it.
How much does that run you? And how often you recommend changing each?
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