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Powerhead for Planted Tank

Hey, the tank I got is a 29 gal. community tank with a 150 gph bio wheel. The fish I have are 4 gouramis, Pleco, Dojo, cory cat., and couple snails. Plants, I have Amazon sword, Ozelot sword, Anubias Barteri, Anacharis, mossball, and java fern. I have one small bubble stone, but Im wanting to give more movement to the plants so I figured a small powerhead will be the thing. What do yall think?
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Re: Powerhead for Planted Tank

Yea, that will move water! :D Things to consider. The Powerhead is great as sucking, it'll suck up leafs, critters. etc. a filter on the intake of the PH works much better, but then you are getting away from "small". (Maybe a small foam filter ?)

Either plug up the air hole, or run a air tube. Stuff gets sucked up into that thing too.

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Re: Powerhead for Planted Tank

I use Koralia Evolution power heads in all my planted aquariums. I would look into the 450 for your size aquarium. Your fish will love the movement.

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Is that marineland's 450?
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Re: Powerhead for Planted Tank

Heard anything about the Hydro Koralia Nano 240. Or is 240 gph too much for the plants?
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Re: Powerhead for Planted Tank

Koralia Evolution 450. A 240 nano will work well also. Here are a few pictures of my aquarium setups.

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Yea I think i'll go with the Nano. Those tanks are amazing. Its very inspiring. Do you run off CO2? Iv been just using Flourish Exel as a source of Carbon. I just ordered some of the Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus that Seachem makes. Hopefully that will work.
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Yes I run Co2 on the setups. Thanks for liking my aquariums. If you want to save money on fertilizer. I would go with dry fertilizer. You could go for about a year or more for around $25.00 for that size aquarium.

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Where do you get it? and What is it called?
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