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filter vs powerhead

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by ccLansman, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. ccLansman

    ccLansman Guru Class Expert

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    Which is a better option for improving the overall health of my tank? Also which would provide the best flow rates, i have $35 to spend since this is the cost of a fluval 305 which a guy is offering to sell to me.

    What do you guys think? More filtration? More flow?
     
  2. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    More filtration IMO.

    Flow can also be changed by the use of Loc line and repositioning things in the scape..

    You can't add filtration the same way........Plus, a filter will also produce flow, no?
     
  3. ccLansman

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    great point, i went ahead and picked up the canister filter in hopes that everyone would agree.
     
  4. ty_phan

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    I just bought a AquaClear powerhead 802 to support water circulation around. The powerhead output is up to 1200l/h and it seems very strong circulation. I place it near to the top of surface, it does make the surface clearer, however CO2 injection needs to increase (very high) to deal with the lost.

    I have tried to put it lower, near middle of the tank (120cm x 40 x 50), the scum/film presents on the surface.

    I thought about to add a new power filter instead of a powerhead, but i opted to buy powerhead cos it is a lot cheaper. For now i have it trialled. The another thing i don't like to have powerhead in the tank is it looks not nice.

    Let me know what you think.

    T
     
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