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Powerhead Necessary?

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:07 AM   #21
 
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I've garbage picked tanks, have a few in the garage ATM. Shop on the NW side shut down several years back, that night was an adventure.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
 
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OK folks I removed the posts in this thread that served no purpose other than to argue and name call.

When someone replies to a post stating "In my opinion" that's exactly what it is - their opinion.

Just because you disagree with them does not give you the right to tell them that they don't know what they're talking about or reply with snark and mean spiritedness. That goes for whether they're a brand new or long time member, a mod. or the freakin pope.

If you need to refresh your memory on the forum rules, please do.

To the OP, sorry that your thread turned into a bit of a flame war. It's typically a friendly place to hang out.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #23
 
Well...I certainly learned a lot from reading everyone's post. Now I know what damage slow moving pockets of water can/can't do haha...thanks for the different perspectives. I like the idea of a sponge filter on a powerhead though
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #24
 
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Well...I certainly learned a lot from reading everyone's post. Now I know what damage slow moving pockets of water can/can't do haha...thanks for the different perspectives. I like the idea of a sponge filter on a powerhead though

My sincerest apologizes that things got a little messy. We are here to offer different perspectives. If you do the sponge on a power head make sure you try to rate up. So for a 55 gallon, get something one step up. Also make sure if you buy a power head it can convert to be used as a sponge filter.

Rating up helps prevent the thing from clogging too often. I run an 80 and a 90 on such a set up and it works amazing well for the cost. Not really expensive at all :3
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #25
 
Since you already have a good filter, if you're convinced you need more circulation you might consider a simple submersible pump like this one (and you can't beat the price):
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Amazon.com: EcoPlus Submersible Pump - 66 gph: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: EcoPlus Submersible Pump - 66 gph: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Many of the powerheads available can be a bit pricey and are often more powerful than you want or would need in this situation.
I use one of these pumps (very reliable) in the 60g turtle pool as the pump for the DIY filter I documented here (beginning w/ post #15):
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/t...-112825/page2/

Placed on the mid to rear sidewall of a 55g it would provide a gentle current across the aquarium.
Note: I've been breeding and raising tropical fish beginning around 1970 and don't think you need it, further confirmed by the AC70 I have on my 60g, but of course the choice is yours.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:59 AM   #26
 
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OK folks I removed the posts in this thread that served no purpose other than to argue and name call.

When someone replies to a post stating "In my opinion" that's exactly what it is - their opinion.

Just because you disagree with them does not give you the right to tell them that they don't know what they're talking about or reply with snark and mean spiritedness. That goes for whether they're a brand new or long time member, a mod. or the freakin pope.

If you need to refresh your memory on the forum rules, please do.

To the OP, sorry that your thread turned into a bit of a flame war. It's typically a friendly place to hang out.


Yes,,measured opinion's and debate are essential to learning.
I have, and alway's will,offer my view's though some might disagree.(so be it)
There is in my view many thing's that are detrimental to keeping fish healthy in the long run, and also that which makes keeping fish healthy easy,easier,easiest.
I've got pretty thick skin,I'm up for debate when needed or to explain my point .
Those that ain't,,, Stay out of the way, and read,listen,research point's, topic's,that you wish to more clearly understand and for added input/opinion's.
I have spent month's lurking on other sites reading,learning,measuring opinion's,and none of this was possible when I began keeping fish nearly 40 yrs.ago.
I ain't all warm and fuzzy,and don't need no moderator's tryin to make it so.
Sometimes you just need to hear the truth bluntly so you remember it.
If you wish to remove this post,I'll meet you in the alley, and give ya twenty minutes to attract a crowd of your choosing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #27
 
The post you referenced was not directed at you. The offensive posts were removed. Every member is entitled to their opinion. Members are not entitled to slander others for having a different point of view. I'm sure you appreciate that abusive rude behavior is just not tolerated here.

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Yes,,measured opinion's and debate are essential to learning.
I have, and alway's will,offer my view's though some might disagree.(so be it)
There is in my view many thing's that are detrimental to keeping fish healthy in the long run, and also that which makes keeping fish healthy easy,easier,easiest.
I've got pretty thick skin,I'm up for debate when needed or to explain my point .
Those that ain't,,, Stay out of the way, and read,listen,research point's, topic's,that you wish to more clearly understand and for added input/opinion's.
I have spent month's lurking on other sites reading,learning,measuring opinion's,and none of this was possible when I began keeping fish nearly 40 yrs.ago.
I ain't all warm and fuzzy,and don't need no moderator's tryin to make it so.
Sometimes you just need to hear the truth bluntly so you remember it.
If you wish to remove this post,I'll meet you in the alley, and give ya twenty minutes to attract a crowd of your choosing.
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