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Old 02-02-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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powerhead for circulation


For my low-tech 30, should I go with

Aquarium Systems Maxi-Jet



Or the 20 times more expensive, German-made, Tunze electronic 5001 model (which definitely makes it too-high tech):



I think the Tunze is only useful for elaborate reef systems.

What do you all use for your low-tech?
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:31 AM   #2
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Proud owner of the maxijet 1200 and 2 600's. Absolutely no problems here.
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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Hydor Koralia?

I've only used Aquaclear power heads, no problems with those.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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If you are looking for powerheads online go to
www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4609&pcatid=4609
they have a big sale I just bought two power heads for my 65 gal. tank
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for that.

The
Hydor Koralia pumps are available for even less here:

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_searchItem~vendorname~Hydor~vendorcode~HD.html
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:20 AM   #6
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Get the maxi jet for sure. It's cheap, quiet and runs cool. It's even rated to run outside of the tank without being submerged. Many other brands would just burn up if you tried that. I used one to build a canister filter a while back. I had the maxi jet mounted outside of my canister (glass jar).
I can't really say anything for the tunze as i've never used one but if it really costs 20 times more, I say save some money and get the maxi jet.
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