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I was just wondering if Pygos were the only piranhas which liked thee powerhead or whether it would help with the growth and aggressiong of Serrs. spilos specifically??
 

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I have heard they dont care for it, but it does help them by keeping the water well circulated and keeps the surface agitated to improve gas exchange
 

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Hannibal said:
I was just wondering if Pygos were the only piranhas which liked thee powerhead or whether it would help with the growth and aggressiong of Serrs. spilos specifically??
Juvi spilos are mainly found in still waters, so a powerhead isn't needed. As they get older they move out into the river systems where the waters are faster. So a powerhead could be used if you wish.
 

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Alright, sounds like it would just end up being a waste of power to put the powerhead in the tank. Thanks a lot for your help.
 

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I think it all depends on individual fish: I have 6 natts which all but one don't give a damn about the $40,- powerhead I bought them :veryangry: All they do is chilling in the far end of the current. The only one that's remotely interested swims about halfway in the current, and that's it. He's grown faster than the others, though...
 

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Man if u r paying 40 bucks on a powerhead u r getting ripped off. go to www.petsolutions.com really really cheap. I got an aquaclear 5000 for 20 bucks and it is freaking sweet and does 943HPH
 

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Man if u r paying 40 bucks on a powerhead u r getting ripped off. go to www.petsolutions.com really really cheap. I got an aquaclear 5000 for 20 bucks and it is freaking sweet and does 943HPH
True, but having one shipped over to Europe would cost me even more...
 

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I bought my powerhead on clearance at a LFS. It was 15 dollars after the discount. It is a Pro 4 submersible powerhead, says for 75 gallons and up, pumps 240-400 gallons per hr. I use a filter sponge to put on the bottom of it, just slice a cut in it and it fits nice around the riser stem adapter, so feeders don't get caught up into it. I have had it placed near the middle of the tank, on the end, with a flow director that came with it pushing the water up towards the surface. Today I decided to change things around, and submersed it the whole way so the filter sponge is touching the gravel, and took off the flow director so it shoots just straight out. My spilo freaking loves it, he swims in the current constantly, I thought it may be too much for the lil guy, but i was wrong, he still has places he can go to get out of the it, but like I said, he loves it, and I know it will make him grow faster which kicks ass.
 
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