What size powerhead? - FishForums.com
Logo


members chatting


Welcome to the FishForums.com.

Find the answers to your fish problems or questions here on FishForums.com by using the search box below:



Go Back   FishForums.com > Freshwater > General Freshwater

General Freshwater General Freshwater fish discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
TomShootsPhoto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Age: 29
Posts: 3
Default What size powerhead?

Hi everyone!

I recently thought about getting a new powerhead for my tank. I have a 300L tank (120 cm long, 50 cm tall and 50 cm wide) with one angelfish, two clownloaches (I know, they need to be in groups of six), 4 cory catfish and one bristlenose catfish. I also have a ton of plants and one large piece of wood.


I thought about getting a 6000L/H one because it has additional diractional flow attachements, but I am afraid that it will be too big.

I need the directional flow attachements so I could point one on my sand, and it will blow the fish waste away. The other one would be pointed at the surface.

My question is: Is the 6000L/H one too big? If yes, what size would you recommend?

Thanks a ton!
TomShootsPhoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
TomShootsPhoto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Age: 29
Posts: 3
Default

Ah screw it
TomShootsPhoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
Ice
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 49
Posts: 1,080
Default

Originally Posted by TomShootsPhoto View Post
Ah screw it
????
Ice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
lohachata
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Age: 69
Posts: 8,041
Default

hmmmmmm...maybe we just didn't answer fast enough.....oh well...
__________________
PLECOCAINE = feeding frenzy=PLECOCAINE


if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
lohachata is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
TomShootsPhoto
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Age: 29
Posts: 3
Default

Yeah, but I just went with the 3000L/H one.

I can add other ones later.


Thanks anyway.
TomShootsPhoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
lohachata
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Age: 69
Posts: 8,041
Default

ok...here in the US we go by GPH and not LPH....but that's ok i can roughly figure it out....lol
6000 LPH is a huge amount of current..1500 GPH...dropping down to a 3000 LPH/750 GPH will be considerably better...especially if you are going to split it up..
__________________
PLECOCAINE = feeding frenzy=PLECOCAINE


if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
lohachata is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
size of fish vrs size of tank squeekee35 Goldfish, Koi, and Ponds 3 11-27-2012 08:29 PM
Powerhead? Earthsiege Equipment & Technologies 1 03-30-2011 03:36 PM
powerhead PuterChickFL General Freshwater 3 08-11-2010 10:52 AM
Powerhead Question Obsidian General Freshwater 5 01-13-2008 01:06 PM
Powerhead Advice Sitaga Beginner Saltwater 18 09-03-2007 08:41 PM