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  • Suggestions for A Circulation Pump for a 20?

    So Dustin's tank has like -no- flow through the tank, not a single one of his plants move...it's actually kind of funny, but I know his loach would prefer more flow and the circulation would help with more aeration and keeping the water clean. Anyone have any suggestions for a reaaaaaaally tiny pump? We don't need a lot of flow.
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

  • #2
    This one is tiny and pretty cheap, never used them before though.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    • #3
      Reading the reviews say that one isn't safe for smaller fish because there's no way to cover the intake.
      ~Erin
      10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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      • #4
        Cut a sponge or something and put it over the inlet, thats what I would do. Adds some filtration as well, I don't know if they go that small but that company also offers quick connect filters for some of their powerheads.
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        • #5
          They do, but a lot of people say they don't fit well on the smaller sizes as well...hrm....do you think one of these would work? The smallest model of course: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...27&cagpspn=pla
          ~Erin
          10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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          • #6
            They aren't very powerful, Thats the kind of thing I would figure out once I had it, I'm sure there is someway to render it safe with plastic mesh or a sponge.

            They showed the grid intake on all of them except the small one?!?!?! It looks to me like a small fish would fit in there but I'm not sure, with the flow rates being so low on both brands, personally I wouldn't be so scared of it sucking up a fish.
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            Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something. -Plato

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            110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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            • #7
              Not so much of it sucking up a small fish..but more a curious fish going into it. Those dwarf cories and the otos -love- to poke their heads into things. Hrm. I think I could get away with rubber banding just a piece of nylon mesh to the first one you suggested on the intake. Think that would work as well? Or if it's small enough I could get a pre-filter sponge for the fluval nanos.
              ~Erin
              10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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              • #8
                Ah, gotcha. I think the nylon would work but they get fouled quickly imo. I have crammed those fluval intake sponges onto many different size tubings! They would be a great shot I think, I get mine here: http://www.amazon.com/Pre-Filter-Spo...filter+spionge

                Failing that, cutting an x shaped opening to slide over the inlet in a piece of cut to fit coarse sponge or aquaclear sponge should work fine too.
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                110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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                • #9
                  I'll see what Dustin wants to do but thanks Matt, you've been a huge help..and yeah, I just got one from my LFS because well...I like supporting them..though I paid 3 for 1 they at least made sure it would fit on what I was using!
                  ~Erin
                  10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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                  • #10
                    No problem I know, I try to as well but it gets really hard at 300% prices!
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                    110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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                    • #11
                      OH OH... This is a 2 in 1 idea a Green Killing Machine 9Watt UV Sterilizer since it has a power head .... BOOM

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