05-22-2009, 08:51 PM
| || | Can Freshwater Tanks have Powerheads?
I have been an owner of freshwater tanks for 10 years, but I am not a professional breeder, just a hobbyist.
I upgraded from my old standard 10 gallon tank to a modest 20 gallon.
My new 20 gallon tank is from TopFin.
My 12X24 underground filter is via PerfectaFlo.
I have an Aqua-Tech Power Filter for aquariums that are 10-20 gallons.
And I have installed two (2) Aqua-Tech Power Heads at 170 GPH per powerhead.
My questions are: 1.) Can Freshwater tank even have powerheads and 2.) if so, how many powerheads are recommended for a standard 20 gallon tank?
This is my first time ever using a powerhead.
In the past, I have always used the Aqua-Tech Premium Undergravel Filter system that included two (2) Filter Plates, two (2) Gravel Guards, two (2) Uplift Tubes, two (2) Elbow Diffusers, two (2) Rigid Airlines, two (2) Air Diffusers, two (2) Carbon Cartridges, and one (1) Plug; however, now that my local retailer no longer carries the Air Diffusers or the Carbon Cartridges I am forced to upgrade to powerheads.
So, I bought two. One for each Uplift Tube. I placed them both in the back of my tank, one on the left-hand side and the other on the right-hand side.
My new 20 gallon tank only inhabits five (5) Calico Fintail (Fancy) Gold Fish. Each Calico is approximately five (5) inches long. Nothing exotic like tropical fish or coral reef tanks.
Although, I wish I had the mad skills and abilities to run with the big dogs in those salt water habitats, but for now it is just simple freshwater tanks for my daughter's amusement.
P.S. The five (5) Calico Fintails are currently not in the new 20 gallon tank. I have not switched them over yet. Waited for advice and/or feedback.
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