04-02-2013, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tazman
I have a 75g cichlid tank with a Maxijet 1200 running in circulation mode.
The fish like to "current surf" ie they will intentionally go into the current and get blown across the tank, then swim back against the current.
I would say that it should be ok having it in the tank, although keep an eye on too much sand being blown around. Sand and filters dont match very well, sand can kill a filter quickly.
Something to consider as well, if you have the money for a bigger tank, look at a 75g, same footprint (length) as a 55g only 6" wider. This will give you more choices in your tank. In a 55g 12-15 fish maximum, in a 75g 20 fish or more depending on the species.
Thanks Tazman! I'll try it for a few hours to see how the fish responds to it. I'm hoping they respond the same as yours do. My main concern is the sand movement on the bottom of the aquarium, Is there a specific spot I should place the powerhead so that the sand won't move around? It's not making sand storms or anything, just certain spots there is some surface movement.