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[APD] Re: using a powerhead for water movement

Hi Joanne,

Marineland puts out a "reverse flow filter kit" which is designed for use on
the Marineland powerhead in a reverse flow underground filter set up. The
kit comes with various connectors so you that it can be run as an
independent sponge filter attached to a powerhead. The smallest powerhead
that Marineland puts out is 550 which should do ok for 10 gal. The flow
directional device has pretty good adjustment capacity.
I been using this system for 4-5 years for circulation  and filtration on
all my plant tanks under 30 gal and find it very satisfactory. Never any
problem for fry, even very tiny.


> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:00:42 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Joanne000 at webtv_net (Joanne Damon)
> Subject: [APD] using a powerhead for water movement
> To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
> Cc: joanne000 at webtv_net
> I have a 10 gal tank with a aquaclear mini for filtration, no UGF,
> sand substrate and a few guppy fry.  I would like to add a powerhead to
> move some water.   Is there some type of foam prefilter that will fit
> over the intake to avoid sucking up the fish or sand???   With the
> aquaclear mini I found that i have to cover the intake with foam to keep
> the fry from getting sucked up... I just made a slit in an extra foam
> pad and attached it to the intake with an elastic.... very, very ugly!!!
> I would also like to replace this.
> Any advice on size and placement of the power head to both get a good
> flow and to conceal it.
> I was thinking of a small aquaclear powerhead.. it does accept the
> quick filter, but I don't feel that I need the extra filtration or
> another item in this small tank.    Any links to a picture of this setup
> would be nice....
> joanne damon
> joanne000 at webtv_net

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