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Power head/circulating pump

I have a recently setup 75 Gallon non planted. Due to the decorative rock wall in the back I can not use any HOB filters and am only using an Rena xp4 so the side of the tank with the outake has good surface agitation but the other half is getting the dust and oil film. I am wanting to get a power head/circulating pump that I can use to agitate the other half of the surface. Something that isn’t very bulky and that I can tuck up in the corner and kinda hide it. Looking for recommendations. Probably doesn’t need to be very powerful as it would only be pushing across about 2’ of water surface. Thanks in advance
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Why not just get a little powered surface skimmer?

https://www.amazon.com/AquaTop-SSK-6...AQ0D3EY4D3B7P1

Or Tunze internal w/skimmer, magnetic mount.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ABKOB7W...dDbGljaz10cnVl
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I use the Hydor Koralia Nano circulation pump 425 gph which I attached to and is barely visible on the left side of my 75g planted tank. I bought it from Big Al. There are many comparable circulation pumps available in Amazon and eBay at bargain price. They are the best bang for the buck to provide circulation flow to promote better CO2 and O2 distribution, pick up of dirt by the filter intake, and biofiltration throughout tank substrates.
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I use the Hydor Koralia Nano circulation pump 425 gph which I attached to and is barely visible on the left side of my 75g planted tank. I bought it from Big Al. There are many comparable circulation pumps available in Amazon and eBay at bargain price. They are the best bang for the buck to provide circulation flow to promote better CO2 and O2 distribution, pick up of dirt by the filter intake, and biofiltration throughout tank substrates.
Awesome tank man I love a planted tank. Tried doing a planted tank a few years ago and just couldn’t keep up with it. I have too many hobbies and am always busy. I’m lucky to get a water change in! Lol but I do love my aquarium so I still got a unplanted tank
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