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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2003, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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I'm wanting to add a small submersible pump to my tank to increase flow from the other side of my 29 gallon. As this is auxiliary flow, I'm not sure what I should be looking for on the GPH rating. I have a Fluval 204 rated at 180 GPH.

Should I look for something that is rated close to 200, or something less than that? I don't want to create a maelstrom, just add some cross current

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It doesn't take much. I've got a small Rio 600 (600 lph, or 160gph) powerhead going right now that creates a good amount of current in my 55g. Something rated close to 200gph will be plenty. Most powerheads give the ability to adjust flowrate if it is too much.

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