Getting the most out of your powerheads A primer
Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:01 PM (#42)
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:40 PM (#43)
75 Gallon Tank:
(Elongatus Piranha 4 inches long 4 sale)
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:53 PM (#47)
can someone advise me on whether or not i need a power head and if so which one. i am currently running 2 AC110s in a 90 gal tank i got 4 rbs. i run the light and 1 ac110 on a timer from 11-7 would prob ad the power head to that and put filter on constantly. they have plenty of places to hide/rest, i have a huge root decor in the middle of the tank that spans from top to bottom (its where they spend most of their time). and another root deco in the corner surrounded by some plants(fake). the p's are quite active maybe could be a little more, there is always one that comes out only when the lights go out.
I guess the question is do the AC110s create current, is it enough, is it really required?
thanks for any advice in advance
Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:51 PM (#48)
putting power heads and filters on a timer can reduce the life of the pump / impeller... I would put the filter on 24/7 regardless of adding a powerhead, and if you put a powerhead on the timer try to minimize on and off cycles.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:53 PM (#49)
Now do you have a preference on powerheads, i read that the koralia is great, i was thinking about going with the 750, i also saw that alot of ppl were talking about the ac70, i want to stay away from maxi jet, had a horrible experiance with the emp 400 bio wheel so marineland is out for me
Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:58 PM (#50)
The Hydor powerheads are also great, just a little more money.