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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Would it be a good idea for me to use a powerhead in a low-tech planted aquarium without CO2? Or doesn't it matter? Thanks all.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 10:11 PM
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Like most things in this hobby, it depends...

What are you trying to accomplish by adding the powerhead?
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I honestly don't know, i am just wondering if it would be advantageous to buy one or not. I don't really know anything about them, but see so many people with them is why i am asking.
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I use a Karolina 240 gph in my 20 gal high just to have a little current on the other side of the tank where the AC 50 doesn't hit. I find before I had this I had alot of debris building up on the leaves of the plants in that corner of the tank.

Also fish seem to like the little current it provides.

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It's not going to hurt but if you've already got good flow and/or are lightly planted I probably wouldn't bother.

Do you dose ferts? It could help move those around the tank better perhaps. You don't dose co2 so no benefit seen there.


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