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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 04:40 AM
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I have a rio mini90, the azoo 180 is a LOT smaller than my rio.
The Rio 90 and Rio plus 90 are a lot bigger than the Rio mini 150. Take a looks at the link above.

Now, I'm not saying I agree with rio's naming conventions.

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I guess it depends on what you want to do with it, but I like the Hagen Elite for small tanks. It has a flow control, venturi (good for DIY CO2) and is tiny, quiet, and cheap. Petsmart and Petco sell them too, although I don't see them on their websites.

http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-Elite-Un.../dp/B0009YD7D4
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I use this for extra flow or "waving" effects on my tall plants.
Its not intended for aquarium used... but its pretty small (2 inch square) + it has its own on/off switch

got it from broken Homedics mini fountains.
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 09:08 AM
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I've tried loads of different types and makes, the smallest and most of all silent is the Koralia Nano. You won't find anything much smaller. The only problem is that it's quite strong, possibly too strong for a smaller tank. But you could always point it upwards if that's the case.
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the smallest I have found is "underwater new 3 in 1 Water Air mini Pump & Filter for Aquarium Fish Tank 150L/h" do a search on ebay the largest dimension is 1.7 inch
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That motor body without the screen/bottom looks remarkably like the Elite motor body. I wonder....hmmm

That would make a good pump for the recirculator in the Cerges reactor. I might have to drop the dime on that little guy and try it...
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ack....220 volt....sigh
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I picked up a tiny submersible filter / powerhead thing on amazon for like 10 bucks and used in a 2 gallon tank for a while had to turn the flow all the way down to keep from blowing the fish into the glass! lol
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ack....220 volt....sigh
Dang I did not realize that!
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buuut...then again... They make 110 to 220 converters! (off to ebay)
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Just to provide an update on the smallest powerhead out there

Rio Plus 50 Aqua Pump - 69 GPH $15.10 on amzon
Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 inches ; 9.6 ounces

The new and improved Rio Plus 50 Aqua Pumps and Powerheads are versatile water pump systems designed with high efficiency and reliability at a lower cost. Designed with next generation magnetic-rotor technology and a new impeller with ceramic bearing and shaft, the Rio Plus Aqua Pumps and Powerheads offer the best high-performance solution in the aquarium industry. Versatile: water circulation, fountains, protein skimmers. One of the most energy efficient water pumps that combines low energy consumption with silent cool operation. Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.4 x 1.8 inches. 5.3 watts. Maximum head: 2 feet.

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the smallest powerhead I've ever seen is an azoo powerhead model 180. It's like, 1.5 inches cubed, perfect for a tiny tiny tank.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=4591
I have this powerhead too. I can agree that it is ridiculously small. My Koralia Nano 425 is a freaking hulk next to it. I used it to diffuse co2 into my 10g, and it was very easy to hide.



That's a standard AA battery for comparison.

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