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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)14:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

So that won't contribute significantly to the current in the tank, and make it more difficult for slow-moving goldfish?
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it depends on the size (turn over rate) and position (in the tank) of the powerhead.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.21(Fri)9:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what size powerhead should I be looking for to use in conjunction with a 350 Magnum Pro filter on a 55 gallon tank?

And while I've read that goldfish uproot plants regularly, I've also read that they like them, and I'm contemplating stocking the tank at setup with a lot of elodea (which is goldfish friendly and cheap around here.) Since I need a new hood, should I be worried about providing them with extra light, or will they do okay in low light? (Or does that question belong in the plant forum?)
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PostPosted: 2006.04.21(Fri)9:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

500-800 gph should do it. Considering that you are planning on adding elodea, I wouldn
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PostPosted: 2006.04.23(Sun)19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I chickened out on the live plants; we've installed fake ones instead.

The tank is set up, running, and we've started to fishless-cycle. Thanks for all the help!
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PostPosted: 2006.04.26(Wed)9:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, in the end the plastic will probably be simpler to maintain and all.

It's a pleasure.
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