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post #1 of 6 Old 09-14-2007, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Dumb question about powerheads...

Do power heads pump their own water or do you need to hook up any airlines or filter to the powerhead? Or do you just plug them into the wall and they work? Thanks a lot, new SW guy trying to educate himself!
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-14-2007, 03:27 AM
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Do power heads pump their own water or do you need to hook up any airlines or filter to the powerhead? Or do you just plug them into the wall and they work? Thanks a lot, new SW guy trying to educate himself!
Powerheads are meant to be submerged. The outflow pipes can then be connected with hoses leading to the filtration systems.

On another note, do not switch on the powerheads above water level.

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-14-2007, 06:19 AM
They plug into the wall. Some have an external port for an airline, this turns the tank into a jacuzzi and turns over the surface more. You'd never want to do that in a salt tank as the air bubble will create foam.
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They plug into the wall. Some have an external port for an airline, this turns the tank into a jacuzzi and turns over the surface more. You'd never want to do that in a salt tank as the air bubble will create foam.
So the powerhead sucks up water from inside the tank and moves it around, without the external airline? I've got one in my 55 gal FOWLR and it doesn't seem to be cutting it.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Try Hydor Korallia's. They are cheap, quiet, and move tons of water. River City has tons of them in stock and at great prices. Say Hi to Randy and Carlos while you are there.
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Try Hydor Korallia's. They are cheap, quiet, and move tons of water. River City has tons of them in stock and at great prices. Say Hi to Randy and Carlos while you are there.
how did I not know this place existed?? I live very close to there and have been driving down to Aquatek for months! Thanks!

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