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fishaddict808
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which powerhead?

Post by fishaddict808 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:07 am

There are many brands out on the market but, was wondering which one you guys prefer? I am going to be using it to provide some current for my loaches, they are presently in a 100 gallon tank. Any opinions or input would be much appreciated thanks in advance! :D

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Post by andyroo » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:48 am

these Koralias seem pretty good. Heaps of flow, don't block up (much) and, in theory, not to thirsty (electricity). I bought 2, (a #2 & a #3) but so far am only using the smaller one.
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Post by Jim Powers » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:47 am

I have several Aquaclear in addition to a Marineland. All work well.
The nice thing about the Aquaclear units is that the flow is adjustable.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:02 pm

Aquaclears every time. I have some that have run almost constantly for over 8 years.

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Post by Diana » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:43 pm

Koralia. Less blockage, more flow for the watts, and the flow is more diffuse, not a strong jet.
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Post by fishaddict808 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:04 pm

All im looking for something for them to "play" in hehe :P . So probalby the aquaclears but, they are kinda pricey... Which model for a 6 foot tank? the 110? or 70's good? Thanks for the help! I can see that alot of people here have many years of experience with these lovely fish! I treasure mines also! thanks again!

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Post by Diana » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:41 pm

I have both a Koralia 4 and the AC110 in my 6' long tank. I set up the AC at the west end, aimed parallel to the front glass and the young Clown Loaches would surf the current. Sometimes relaxing and allowing it to carry them almost the full length of the tank, then swimming up into the current again and again.

They could not do this with the Koralia, as this one is aimed behind some rocks along the back of the tank in hopes of keeping the debris from accumulating. My Black Ghost Knife hides back there a lot.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:09 am

You may find this article of interest:

http://www.loaches.com/articles/water-m ... h-aquarium

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Post by Diana » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Modifying the power head as in the link provided by Martin really dose work, and is very easy. Make sure you put a sponge over the intake, though, and keep that sponge clean. The coarsest sponge that will stop the debris will allow maximum water flow.

I have altered several PH that way.
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Post by fishaddict808 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:54 pm

Good idea! Would of never thought of doing that... I'll go and try out the ac110. YIPEE maybe getting another 125g! Sorry had to say it, just to happy :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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