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Psyhampster 03-31-2005 10:23 PM

At the LFS last night, they had 2 powerheads running, and the Glass Cats in the tank were very active. I was gonna get them, but someone bought them 3 minutes before my money(parent) arrived :evil: . Anyways, I'm now thinking(gasp!) that the Glass Cats in my tank would like a powerhead for some current. So, my question is: Do powerheads need a UGF to work, or can you have them as a standalone without the UGF?

oldshell4481 03-31-2005 10:30 PM

i run mine without a ugf they just sucked up my baby fish so i have it off at the moment.

Psyhampster 03-31-2005 10:33 PM

sorry to hear that...

but they will run properly WITHOUT a UGF?

Blucat 03-31-2005 11:00 PM

I have a powerhead and no ugf
It seems alright

XXFirefighter 03-31-2005 11:07 PM

Us Salt guys use them ALL THE TIME with no UGF...
I have 3 in my tank and use them for water movement !
Make sure the saftey screen is on them and no sucked up fish !

wishbone 04-01-2005 12:47 AM

yeah I have two I use for water movement in my tall tank. Even when the small fish pick at them, they aren't in any danger of getting "sucked" in. Fry could be another story, but you probably wouldn't have these in a breeding tank?

Fishyfanatic 04-01-2005 01:08 AM

Power heads work great without the ugf. I have two in my 150.

Blucat 04-01-2005 07:19 AM

prob not ina breeding tank.. aside from getting sucked up the fry may not like the strong current

megos1 04-01-2005 10:40 AM

I have a powerhead running without a UGF and my powerhead came with a sponge that sticks to where the water gets sucked in. That way there aren't any casualties. :hat:

asaint 04-01-2005 11:02 AM

Some fish really enjoy the currents created by powerheads or return lines. Per Megos1 post, put a sponge on the end and give your fish some fun.


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