Gyre XF-130 / 150

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Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by millsn » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:36 am

Hello,
I was wondering whether anyone had tried on of these with Clown loaches? I'm down to one functioning powerhead on my 6x2x2 and considering it but they're £225
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/c ... p?sid=6796
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Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by redshark1 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:04 am

This would be way too extravagant for me. It is expensive and is only a pump I believe not a filter.

How would you employ it?

A good quality powerhead costs £40 and does a better job for me.

I have my filtration and maintenance sorted, perfected over a 20 year period.

Just a personal observation on turnover: I would be retain the ability to adjust it if possible. My Clown Loaches hid more to be out of the current when I exceeded my current 7.75 times turnover (Total amount of filtration in litres per hour divided by the tank volume in litres).
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by millsn » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:17 am

As you say we mostly have sorted filtration. This would be to replace my powerheads which were tunze and expensive in the 1st place. I used to have two which they enjoyed. With one its half the fun.

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Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by millsn » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:18 am

So has anyone tried one?

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Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by redshark1 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:25 am

Well the article is positive about the product so if you can afford to give it a try it would seem a good risk and an interesting addition to your hobby.
6 x Clown Loaches all twenty-six years of age on 01.01.20, largest 11.5", 2f4m, aquarium 6' x 18" x 18" 400 ltr = 110 US gal.

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Re: Gyre XF-130 / 150

Post by millsn » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:37 pm

Might have to treat myself nearer xmas

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