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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I am looking at powerheads for my 20g high. Looking for the smallest powerhead. Was looking at the korlia(sp) mini. Curious what others thoughts are on that one or other options.
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I have a Koralia Nano 240 gph on my 20 gal high. Works great for what I use it for. Basically to move my CO2 around and give a little current in the tank.
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...Koralia Nano...
This. They are stupid tiny move a ton of water around, and in a general path, not a direct path like most powerheads.

For a 20, the 240 model is perfect. I just wish I would have gotten the higher flow one for my 55.


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BradC That is basicly what im going to use it for. About how big is it? Any pics?
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BradC That is basicly what im going to use it for. About how big is it? Any pics?
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Not big at all. About 3" long and 1.5-2" in diameter. Below is a pic of it in my 20g high in the upper right corner.


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What about power heads for small tank use like 5.5G?
Koralia nano might be too big.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Is there such a power head that small. Thanks for the picture looks good. At least I know how it will look in my tank.
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What about power heads for small tank use like 5.5G?
Koralia nano might be too big.

I wasn't able to find one, I wanted one in my edge. There is one by koralia that is 120gph so less flow but ends up being even bigger than the koralia nano which is kinda dumb :\
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That is dumb.
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The Rio 50 mini is small, you'd have to have a look for yourself to see how appropriate it would be for your own application.

I have two Korallia nanos in my 38g and I really like them.

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Hello all. I am looking at powerheads for my 20g high. Looking for the smallest powerhead. Was looking at the korlia(sp) mini. Curious what others thoughts are on that one or other options.
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http://www.marinedepot.com/powerhead...ro-jet-ap.html

Here's an idea. If you were to buy this pump purchase an extra impeller. On the impeller are vanes these move the water. If you were to trim these down a bit you could decrease the flow of water passing through the pump.
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What about power heads for small tank use like 5.5G?
Koralia nano might be too big.
might want to check out replacement pumps used in small water features.
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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
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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
The Rio Mini 150 uses 0.8 watts and is 1.9in x 1.6in x 1.5in:

http://www.riopump.net/products_pump...flow_desc.html

(click on "Specifications")

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I have a rio mini90, the azoo 180 is a LOT smaller than my rio.
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