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Female Blonde Thinking

Just a thought; Has anyone connected a pond pump to ......
flow either in a reverse flow......
(as the powerheads have a reverse flow)or in the regular flowing direction and connected it to the uptube on the undergravel?
I was wondering if i can do this in my 150 gal planted tank with a few occupants?
i have a canister filter in use too.
can i do this to achieve a turbo cleaning system?
or am i just a clueless blonde. (be gentle)
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2006, 10:22 PM
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wouldnt that blow the substrate around like crazy
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wouldnt that blow the substrate around like crazy
what if it had a flow control
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I had a two power heads each connected to an uplight tube in an UGF i used for years in a 55 gal salt water tank.

I dont see how the pond pump would be any different. although 150 gallons seems too small... even small ponds are usually around 300+ gallons.

Try looking into aquarium power heads

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Google rugf or reverse under gravel filters, I have heard that plants don't like these as much, their roots are not used to the currents, and this means no substrate fertilization.
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Google rugf or reverse under gravel filters, I have heard that plants don't like these as much, their roots are not used to the currents, and this means no substrate fertilization.
thanks
i wasnt planing on it seriously just had a thought. thanks though
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here is a link for a thread on it
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here is a link for a thread on it
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i read the link, thanks.
i learned new things
i read this also
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