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dhritiman_datta
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PostPosted: 2007.08.18(Sat)4:51    Post subject: Power Head Reply with quote

I am going to set up another marine tank (12"X6"X6" - 10 litres !!!!).
Will a powerhead be fine for making flow in water. Or it will be too much current???
Thanks for replying...
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SLACkra
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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

PostPosted: 2007.08.18(Sat)6:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

A powerhead will create to much current if you get one that is to big. you'll just have to find a small one rated at around 100-200lph or so.

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Michael L.
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Location: Nanaimo, B.C, Canada

PostPosted: 2007.08.18(Sat)14:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my 2.5 gallon with 2.5 gallon sump, I use an Aquaclear 30 powerhead as a return pump at about 1 ft. head. It provides pleny of flow for any fish and some corals. Another thing some people use for flow in these tanks is an Aquaclear 70 power filter with an Aquaclear 20 impellor, modded as a refugium.

I understand it gets very hot where you live in India. How are you planning on dealing with evaporation in such a small tank?
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dhritiman_datta
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PostPosted: 2007.08.19(Sun)9:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for replying.
Yeah India is really hot. But the place where I am planning to keep my tank is cool (on the ground floor). I have tested the rate of evaporaion. It is not causing a problem.
I was thinking that instead of direct flow how it will be if I get the out flow of water to fall from above instead of direct strong(very) current.
Thanks again...
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