View Full Version : Powerhead usage

03-16-2004, 09:52 PM
Wondering who uses powerheads here? If so, how? I have my 802 submerged halfway. I tried to put it at the top but the agitation at the top scared my fish too much.

03-16-2004, 10:49 PM
I use an off-brand power head, running in reverse to a UGF..(yes I know cichlids dig)

03-17-2004, 09:30 AM
301 to aerate and added a filter tube with carbon for some extra filtration.

03-17-2004, 11:25 AM
Many power heads in use....... I strongly believe most tanks have too little flow.

03-17-2004, 01:07 PM
I have an 802 in my 90g and waiting for my shipment to come in today (gotta love FedEx tracking) for my other 802 to put in my new, and still cycling, 55g.

03-18-2004, 07:09 AM
I have a 29g tank, would you recomend a powerhead for that small of a tank?


03-18-2004, 07:33 AM
Dont know what the names of them are but i have two in my 125g they are both hooked upto tubes that are connected to the undergravel filter, one of them is a 1200lt/h and the other is a 850lt/h it has MASSIVE water flow, its funny watching the fish swim up to them forgeting there going to get blown away :P

03-21-2004, 04:07 PM
29 is not too small for a powerhead at all, you can either put it on an Under Gravel Filter (UGF) or hook it to a sponge filter or make your own filter to attach it to. I wouldn't put an 802 on your 29 but find a slightly smaller one with flow (usaully given in gph) that is more appropriate for your size tank...