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Adding current through a powerhead

Posted By: Tibor <tiborkun@earthlink.net>
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2003, at 9:22 p.m.

Hi all,

Been thinking about finally installing a powerhead in my 55-gallon with its only objective being to produce enough current to make my clowns and other river fish happy and more at home.

Couple questions:

1. Since I won't be using it for filtration, do I need a sponge on the intake to keep it clean inside or is it prudent to just leave it open and clean the entire unit once in a while?

2. Roughly how many gallons per hour do I need to produce a nice current in a standard-shape 55-gallon tank? I'd like to produce all the current required from a single powerhead if possible.

TIA!

Tibor
 

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